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I Need a Red Cherry Tomato

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 12/4/2011, 12:32 am

My grow list is almost complete. All I really need is a cherry tomato. I was thinking that I'd grow sweet million but with all of the other out there, maybe I could get some ideas.

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Post  quiltbea on 12/4/2011, 11:53 am

I grew Sugar Cherry last summer and it was sooooo prolific. Small red tomatoes and they just kept coming and coming and wouldn't stop. I'll grow them again this season.



And a larger one that is wine red and very prolific is Black Cherry. The flavor is superb and they are even great roasted and frozen for later. Very prolific and keep coming til frost.



Just a couple you might consider that are highly recommended by a fellow SFGr.

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Post  martha on 12/4/2011, 12:36 pm

I love, love, love the black cherry tomatoes!

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Post  jkahn2eb on 12/4/2011, 2:17 pm

I will support Black Cherries as well. Grew Riesentraub this fall and though first frost will hit tonight without me eaten any ripened ones (will pluck and let sit on kitchen counter), the number of flowers is staggering.

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 12/4/2011, 10:23 pm

I already have a black cherry on my grow list. As a matter of fact, I should get my tomato seeds sometime this week. All I have to do is order sungold F1, Big Zac, and then a red cherry.

I found a Sugar Cherry on a website and they have a 76 day "maturity" Is that pretty good for a cherry?

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Post  ribarr4 on 12/6/2011, 5:10 pm

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:I already have a black cherry on my grow list. As a matter of fact, I should get my tomato seeds sometime this week. All I have to do is order sungold F1, Big Zac, and then a red cherry.

I found a Sugar Cherry on a website and they have a 76 day "maturity" Is that pretty good for a cherry?

Year before last we grew Juliets. Didn't this year and we missed them tremendously. They are a little elongated (sort of like miniature romas), but what we loved about them was they were great fresh on salads or you can roaste and freeze them. We wound up roasting most of ours.

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 12/6/2011, 5:51 pm

I've seen Juliets at garden centers around me. I never grew them though. Anyway, my grow list is complete. One of the freebies I got from Tatiana's was something called Tomatito de Jalapa....it's a currant-type. So there's no need(or space! LOL) for a cherry tomato.

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Post  quiltbea on 12/6/2011, 6:22 pm

I grew a Juliet this year in my flower garden because I had no more space in my SFG and its an F1 (hybrid) so I couldn't save any seed. Its larger than a cherry tomato and elongated a bit more than wide. Tasty.


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Post  ribarr4 on 12/6/2011, 7:33 pm

@quiltbea wrote:I grew a Juliet this year in my flower garden because I had no more space in my SFG and its an F1 (hybrid) so I couldn't save any seed. Its larger than a cherry tomato and elongated a bit more than wide. Tasty.


They are larger. I was suprised when Terrie (my wife) told me they were considered a cherry. They sure are good though. Very prolific. We grew them in our greenhouse and off of 4 plants we got barely over 500 tomatoes. We were trying to get away from hybrids, but we missed them so much we are adding them back as we type.

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Re: I Need a Red Cherry Tomato

Post  elliephant on 12/10/2011, 11:05 am

I grew Juliet my first year doing SFG. Went to heirlooms the second year (last spring), but picked up a Juliet start for my fall garden...that first year I took a sucker inside when the weather got too hot, babied it indoors and replanted it in the fall for more tomatoes. It was the best producer for me.

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Post  martha on 12/10/2011, 11:44 am

Elliephant, I am intrigued! Tell me more about bringing the sucker and having it be successful!

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Post  elliephant on 12/10/2011, 2:39 pm

I just brought one in and stuck it in a mason jar of water in a windowsill. Once it had a lot of roots I planted it in a self-watering pot and left it in the same windowsill for a couple of months until the temperatures were starting to get a bit more reasonable. Then I transplanted it back into the garden. Of course I have a very long growing season, so that's just what worked for me here.

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Post  martha on 12/10/2011, 2:42 pm

Well, my guys are long gone here in New England, but especially if I do get my (unheated) greenhouse in the spring, I will probably just have to try it!

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