Wild Tomato, Cherry Tomato
Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: esculentum var. cerasiforme
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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Grape

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

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:

Venice, Florida

Scappoose, Oregon

Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Deer Park, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 15, 2006, sprigsky from Scappoose, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

I am growing this plant in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. Planted into the soil in early June and had ripe tomatoes in mid August. The flavor is wonderful. Plants are indeterminate, and so just keep growing. Mine now are about 7' diameter and 2' high. It is mid October and I am still picking them regularly (no frost yet). This year they have been entirely disease free.

Positive

On Sep 2, 2004, mspenta from Deer Park, TX wrote:

This tomato is the easiest and best tasting I've ever grown. They make a so-so salad into fabulous. I love these little gems.

Positive

On Oct 3, 2002, IslandJim from Keizer, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a genuine wild tomato from Mexico. The fruits are about 1/2" in diameter and borne in clusters of about six. It has the best flavor of any tomato i've ever tasted--acid and sweet. In addition to salads, it is especiually good in uncooked pasta sauces. The fruit is also a favorite of mocking birds, so it often turns up in places least expected.