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PlantFiles: Cherry Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Mexico Midget'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Mexico Midget

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Cherry

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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9 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive HarmonyGardener On Feb 24, 2011, HarmonyGardener from Tooele, UT wrote:

I bought some seeds because I thought the name was cute and WOW! do these pack some serious tomato flavor! You pop one of these in your mouth and you remember what tomatoes are supposed to taste like. They will spoil you, I'm just warning you. Vigorous, healthy plants. No problems and tons of perfect tiny little tomatoes. No need to look any further for a favorite red cherry.

Positive gretel5555 On Aug 9, 2010, gretel5555 from Pottstown, PA wrote:

DELICIOUS!!! Grown organically, these are small, 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch fruits...PACKED with flavor. Peppery, well rounded rich tomato flavor. I've given some to friends that have grown tomatoes for years and they have all responded with much praise!
Halve them, mix with pickled onion, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a bit of salt for the BEST tomato salad you've ever had!
Plants are HUGE. I have grown 2 plants and I started getting 30 ripe fruits per day off of each in late July. You won't be disappointed!

Positive w1108j On Apr 19, 2010, w1108j from Lawrence, KS wrote:

This is the largest, most prolific tomato plant I have ever grown. LOL based on the name of it, I figured it was the plant that was supposed to be small. NO - it's the fruit that's small. About 1/2 the size of regular cherry tomatoes. At the end of the year last season (2009), I had canes that were 17 FEET long. What started out as a $2 tomato cage supporting this plant, ended up being 5 cages total along with 2 sawhorses. I bet the number of fruit was in the thousands. I was picking a minimum of 2 quarts a day from this monster. If you get one of these, be ready - make sure you give it ample space!

Positive lco On Sep 27, 2009, lco from Edmonton
Canada wrote:

This is a prolific small sweet salad cherry if allowed to ripen to dark red. It has been a favorite early bearer in the family tomato plot in Edmonton, AB where it is against a south wall in a cool summer 2009 (about 52 degree latitude, zone 2-3). Abnormally late warm weather has meant it is still ripening on Sept 27! We like the flavor much better than Yellow Currant.

Positive onalee On Jun 25, 2009, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is the first year I've grown these and WOW - I'm impressed with these little tomatoes! Although small, they are SUPER SWEET and just perfect for popping right in your mouth or sprinkling in your salads.

I'm most impressed with the fact that even with temperatures rarely getting below 75F and often into the mid-90's for highs they are still setting lots of fruit! The vines are taking the Florida heat and humidity well now far into June while most tomato plants are history by now.

Even though the tomatoes are small, these vines produce in abundance, so you don't have to worry about having enough! So far they haven't gotten too tall, either - about 6', but they are still growing but they're nice and bushy.

Definately one of my favorite tomatoes!

Positive Suze_ On May 16, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Enormous plant. Over 8' tall and it's still early in the season. Great spicy flavor, extremely productive.

Positive taynors On May 11, 2006, taynors from Urbana, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

excellent little tomato, loved the flavor ,a true cherry tomato taste ,fresh ,clean, spicy sweet, very addicting (imo).make room,spreads WIDE, great producer , excellent in salads and pasta . This is a must have in my garden .

Positive crowdogXIXesq On Feb 8, 2006, crowdogXIXesq from Sherwood, AR wrote:

grown in 5 gallon plastic buckets gravel in termixed and on bottom good potting soil mix chicken wire with bamboostakes interwoven liquid fertilizer keep lightll moist very prolific very sweet find self seedlings all over the yard the next year grown now 2years in a row supposed to be a heirloom variety so glad to find this sight thanks dave found at local nursery sherwood arkansas crowdogXIXesq 3:25 pm feb 08 2006

Positive Joan On Aug 24, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is my first year growing this plant. It's a very tart, juicy little cherry tomato. I will definitely grow this one again.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sherwood, Arkansas
Brooksville, Florida
Lawrence, Kansas
Brainerd, Minnesota
New Madrid, Missouri
Clayton, North Carolina
Salisbury, North Carolina
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Saint Paris, Ohio
Boise City, Oklahoma
Wilsonville, Oregon
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Elgin, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Lake Jackson, Texas
Tooele, Utah
West Jordan, Utah



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