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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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

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:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Currant

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Yellow

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Santarem,

Hollywood, Florida

Dunellen, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
2
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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

On Feb 20, 2003, Chopsticks wrote:

You can have him!

Positive

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'.