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Currant Tomato, Wild Tomato, Spoon Tomato 'Tiny Sugar Lumps'

Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Tiny Sugar Lumps
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Growing Habit:

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Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

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Seed Type:

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Disease Resistance:

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Leaf Type:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Sanibel, Florida

Pukalani, Hawaii

Austin, Texas

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 25, 2009, imsys from Sanibel, FL wrote:

This plant plant grows fast, producing around five ripe tomatoes per day.


On Nov 30, 2004, deltasmom1959 from Katy, TX wrote:

I was given one plant 2 years ago and it went wild! I now have plants coming up all over my back yard. I believe it is due to the birds eating them. They are very tasty tomatoes and produce all year long here in S. Texas. Even when a cold front comes through it just damages the top leaves but the others just keep coming out. It will run like a vine if allowed to. It is climbing up the side of my house now. It grows almost as fast as kudzu. I have plenty of free seeds if anyone is interested in this. This would be great for a school project.


On Feb 7, 2004, lunavox from Seattle, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I gave a friend of mine a start late last summer; he kept it inside, and it's taken over the kitchen window, climbing like a vine. It's borne fruit the entire time since then, with little care. The tomatoes are sweet and pea-sized. Very cute and interesting.