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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Tumbling Tom'

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: Tumbling Tom

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CrowMeris On Oct 25, 2014, CrowMeris from Greene, NY wrote:

Grew 'Tumbling Tom' for the first time this summer - two plants in pots filled with ProMix on the back deck (no more than seven hours of direct sunlight/day), and two plants in well-draining fertile ground tucked in amongst marigolds on the south side of the house.
There seemed to be no difference in the yield between the potted and garden-planted specimens, but the potted ones tasted far better. Go figure. :) I'll certainly grow this variety again.

Positive DonShirer On Jul 22, 2010, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I've grown this both in hanging baskets and "upside-down" planters. Cherry size tomatoes ok for salads, but just average flavor.

Positive smine On Apr 25, 2010, smine from Memphis, TN wrote:

Tom has looked great since coming home from the "hardware" store. Lots of yellow blooms and lots of tomatoes from early season. However the leaves look bad; almost silver color that has lost their pretty green color. What shall I do? Please let me know.

Negative Janina5309 On Oct 13, 2008, Janina5309 from Calgary
Canada wrote:

I don't know if this is the same as the tumbler, but it doesn't seem to be. Got it from T&M. Flavour was dissapointing, also had trouble growing it in my soil, pH was around 7-7.5, that may be why.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 70 day weeping type cherry tomato designed for hanging baskets.


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

Orange, California
Oroville East, California
Denver, Colorado
Danbury, Connecticut
Westbrook, Connecticut
Danville, Indiana
Bay City, Michigan
Denville, New Jersey
Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
Greene, New York
Wilsonville, Oregon

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