Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato

$ 4.00 

Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato
Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato
Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato
Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato

Tidy Treats Cherry Tomato
Solanum Lycopersicum

days to maturity: 60 days
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours hours
look out for: all the pests love tomatoes, they require a good amount of management
harvest notes: harvest fruit after allowing it to vine ripen
annual

This is our first year offering “tidy treats” bred by Johnnys Select Seed in Maine. They are calling it the “best cherry tomato for patio gardens” which is something we know many of you are after. Because traditional heirloom indeterminate (vining) tomatoes can become real monsters (especially if they aren’t properly and regularly pruned) they aren’t great for growing in small spaces or in containers, so breeders have been doing a lot of work to find more suitable smaller company tomato plants. Tidy Treats is technically an indeterminate but its a compact one so it grows like a determinate but it produces its fruit slowly and continually (like an indeterminate does) which we prefer over making all of the fruit all at once and then being done. According to the breeders this plant can be trellised using a traditional tomato cage, which is pretty special because if you’ve ever tried to use one of those dinky wire cages to trellis an heirloom indeterminate you know they basically swallow it hole and spit it out mangled! So give this one a try if you’re a beginner without a lot of space looking to produce some tasty red cherry tomatoes for yourself.

Image courtesy of Johnny's Select Seeds