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Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Solanum Lycopersicum var. cerasiforme 'Red Cherry'

 

Tomato 'Red Cherry' (Cherry Tomato)

Tomato 'Red Cherry' is a popular, sweet, cherry variety usually grown under glass for best results will grow up to 1.8m when supported on a stake, yellow flowers are held on trusses and regularly produces a good yield with a very large number of fruits per truss. Side shoots need to be pinched out at leaf joints and careful watering is a must to prevent fruit splitting also keep water off the foliage as blight can be a problem.

Contributed by @ladypiccolino

 
plant Features
  • Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tomato 'Red Cherry' (Cherry Tomato)

Latin name

Solanum Lycopersicum var. cerasiforme 'Red Cherry'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tomato Red Cherry (Cherry Tomato) is 0.60meters x 2.00meters 0.60 M 2.00 M

Solanum Lycopersicum var. cerasiforme 'Red Cherry'

Tomato 'Red Cherry' is a popular, sweet, cherry variety usually grown under glass for best results will grow up to 1.8m when supported on a stake, yellow flowers are held on trusses and regularly produces a good yield with a very large number of fruits per truss. Side shoots need to be pinched out at leaf joints and careful watering is a must to prevent fruit splitting also keep water off the foliage as blight can be a problem.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant tomato plants grown from seed into the greenhouse border, when they are big enough to handle, and when risk of frost has passed. For outdoor varieties, young tender plants need to be hardened off, gradually, first in a cold-frame, and then in the open, before planting into their permanent position.

 

Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Grow from seed in early spring in heat, one seed per tray division, or pot. Fill 9cm (3½in) pot with seed or multipurpose compost.Level and firm the compost, then water. Sow seeds on the compost surface, spacing them evenly, about 1/2" apart, (to help prevent "damping off" disease). Cover the seed with a layer of vermiculite, or sifted soil or compost. Keep at approximately 21°C (70°F), ideally in a heated propagator, When seedlings are big enough to handle, plant out in to a greenhouse - at least 16" apart - or, although less satisfactory, to a sunny windowsill

 
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