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Cherry Tomatoes growing

Cherry Tomatoes


General information

  • Solanum lycopersicum, Tomato
  • Solanaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well-drained, fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Tomatoes come in both determinate (bush) varieties, and indeterminate (climbing) varieties.
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Successful cultivars

  • Sun Gold (57 days) Exceptionally sweet, bright orange cherry. Indeterminate.
  • Early Cherry (55 days) 1" tomatoes, robust, full flavor. Determinate.
  • Gardener's Delight (65 days) Clusters of 6-12 cherry tomatoes, crack resistant. Indeterminate.


Common pests and disease

  • Early Blight
  • Late Blight
  • Blossom End Rot
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Tomato Hornworm
  • Stink Bug

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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