Sprite Grape Tomato
days to maturity: 60 days
plant spacing: 2 square feet per plant
sunlight requirement: 8 - 14 hours
look out for: hornworms and white flies
harvest notes: pick tomatoes when they are as ripe as possible. they should be fully colored and firm and picked regularly to avoid overloading plants.
This early heirloom is a great choice for smaller gardens, bearing clusters of luscious, red grape tomatoes on compact, bushy plants. If you love grape tomatoes, but don’t have the space for supports to grow tall plants, ‘Sprite’ offers a wonderful alternative. There is no sacrifice in fruit quality, size, productivity, or flavor - just shorter plants for smaller gardens. The small red oval grape tomatoes are borne in amazingly large numbers on more compact plants. Their taste is refreshingly sweet and skins are thin and crisp, just like the original grape tomatoes. Determinate plants grow in a bush pattern, not a vine, and thusly are lower maintenance and do not require such heavy trellising. These are your perfect variety for growing in small spaces or container gardens!