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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Micro-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: Micro-Tom

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
1 neutral
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral MaticSlo On Dec 4, 2012, MaticSlo from Maribor
Slovenia wrote:

World's smallest tomato variety, as they say.
It looks very attractive in pots, but the taste is far from anything special.
I will grow it again for decorative purpose.

Negative Sequee On Jul 25, 2004, Sequee from Carmel, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I want a tomato I can eat. If I want a decoration, I'll grow a flower! We tried a 4-pak - one did well, the others produced about 8-10 tomatoes, few and far between...

Positive Tplant On Sep 15, 2003, Tplant from Pembroke Pines, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

A very small plant that grows no more than 5 or 6 inches that is more ornamental than edible. I grow them in 4 inch pots in groups of six or more on their own stand as a centerpiece. It bears tiny tomatos the size of croutons and makes a most unusual but attractive display. I grow them in abundance and present them to young children to give to their mother as their present to her. The plants are perfect in all ways except consumption. The fruit has very little flavor and the plant is primarily grown as an ornament. Grow it ! It is fun!!

Negative Chopsticks On Feb 20, 2003, Chopsticks wrote:

You can have him!

Positive jimj148 On Aug 15, 2002, jimj148 wrote:

Good to grow as a successional plant to have on the kitchen window sill. Can suffer from scorch in bright light. Tends to grow on one side and is a bit weak stemmed but an interesting plant. My seven year-old daughterloves to grow and eat the fruit from 'Micro'.


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

Hollywood, Florida
Dunellen, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York

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