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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Isis Candy'

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: Isis Candy

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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5 positives
6 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral greenthumbb On Feb 5, 2015, greenthumbb from Mesa, AZ wrote:

Been growing this over the winter we had a week of frost and kept them warm in a poly tunnel. The flavor is so so, maybe it'll get better when the weather gets warmer. I prefer mini orange better than this one. Both growing in the same conditions. I like a sweet cherry tomato.

Neutral BethReed On Jul 3, 2012, BethReed from San Jose, CA wrote:

I have grown this tomato several years in a row, once in San Diego and twice on the San Francisco Peninsula.

In my experience, the plant itself is large, healthy-looking, vigorous with long straight stems. Flowers are produced in a spray of 5-7, of which sometimes 1 or 2 will set a fruit. Total fruits off the plant: maybe a dozen. Maybe less.

Granted, each time I've grown this tomato, it's been in a partly shady situation, so I'm not sure I've given it a fair chance to thrive.

However - the flavor is awesome and the fruit is beautiful. Reddish-orange with a sunburst of yellow on the blossom end. Very sweet, but with a nice balance of acid, larger than the average cherry tomato, pops in your mouth. They are delicious... I just wish they produced better.

Positive stormygace On Dec 23, 2009, stormygace from kure beach, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Not the most productive & was affected by blight (but the cuttings I took at first sign of blight rooted & produced until frost) but my, oh my, the flavor & texture. Tender skin, sweet with good balance of acid, almost a fruity nose & nice texture (not mealy or a sack o seed). I recommend taking cuttings as this worked so well to get around whatever was croaking out the original. To be fair this plant was placed in a loamy sand new bed that was roughly augmented. This cherry has earned a placed in the feted raised beds for next year. This was preferred over SunGold 4:1 so I'll just plant several plants - LOL!

Neutral azruss On Dec 20, 2009, azruss from Marana, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

Vigorous plant, pretty and tasty cherry tomatoes, but the production was far too low for me to make this a keeper.

Positive dorisv On Sep 14, 2008, dorisv from Oakland, CA wrote:

Wonderful flavor and nice plump cherry size. It got off to a slow start in my yard and I would call the yield only average, but the flavor has won me over. I will plant this again next year.

Positive Loretta_NJ On Oct 1, 2007, Loretta_NJ from Pequannock, NJ wrote:

Not terribly prolific but I wouldn't go by my experience on that. It was in part shade and none of my tomatoes grow optimally. Still, it is tall.
Taste was great. A really nice fresh taste, juicy, sweet and not mealy or acidic. Similar to a well ripened black cherry. Better than Green Grape. A kid (that eats tomatoes) would like this one.
Skin wasn't too tough either, softer than Sungold. Color was same as Kidsparrow's pictures. By then, the fruit had a little give and was good to eat.

Positive LooneyLinda On Jun 29, 2007, LooneyLinda from Mantua, UT (Zone 4b) wrote:

I agree with Lissy J. Isis has great flavor if allowed to ripen completely. I found that it needs to be almost a coral color on the bottom for best taste.

Positive LissyJ On May 24, 2007, LissyJ from Stansbury Park, UT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Isis candy was a great cherry tomato in my garden last year. It has a nice sweet flavor that is like eating candy if they are left on the vine to ripen all the way. I like how neat the tomato looked. I posted a photo of the bi-color streaks that this tomato has.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Fruits are marbled with red. Rich flavor is a complex blend of sweetness and fruitiness. Each fruit has a spectacular cat's eye starburst on the blossom end. Plants are loaded with 1 1/2" fruits on short trusses in double rows of 6-8. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.

Neutral bluekat76 On Aug 2, 2006, bluekat76 from Ijamsville, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I grew this one last year and the taste was nothing to write home about. Maybe it wasn't my year.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 26, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Medium to large bi-color cherries. Fruity and very sweet. Gold with red streaks splashing into the flesh. Productive.


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

Marana, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Anderson, California
Belmont, California
Corte Madera, California
Menifee, California
Morgan Hill, California
Oakland, California
Roseland, California
San Diego, California
Panama City, Florida
Ijamsville, Maryland
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reno, Nevada
Pequannock, New Jersey
Port Norris, New Jersey
Espanola, New Mexico
Elba, New York
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Wilsonville, Oregon
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Knoxville, Tennessee
Elgin, Texas
Tooele, Utah

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