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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Tommy Toe'

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: Tommy Toe

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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:
Commercial heirloom

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Root Nematodes (N)
Tobacco Mosaic (T)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive drkenai On Feb 16, 2015, drkenai from Chico, CA wrote:

I have been searching for a vigorous cherry tomato and finally hit on a real winner. I usually grow around 75 tomato plants including 35-40 varieties and this was really a winner. 2014 was the second season for this variety for me and it was a huge success. The plants are very large and the fruit production continues throughout the season even though the temperatures routinely hit 95-105 during the summer. The tomatoes are a large red cherry type and have excellent flavor - a real keeper in my garden and I will continue to plant this variety. The plants easily outgrew my 7 foot cages! A new favorite!

Positive WillyFromAZ On Apr 9, 2013, WillyFromAZ from Sierra Vista, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

Excellent large cherry tomato--perfect size for kabobs. Productive, tasty, hardy, long-lived. A keeper here in the high deserts of the southwest

Positive passiflora_pink On Jul 16, 2009, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

These are the best cherry type tomatoes I have ever tried. They thrive in the heat of the deep south. They don't crack or rot. They are luscious right off the vine!

Positive onalee On Jul 23, 2008, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I also got my original seeds from SSE and am very happy with these tomatoes! My husband grew up with tommy toe tomatoes growing 'wild' in south Florida and wanted to have them again. These exceeded our expectations! Very abundant producers, they have provided tomatoes for the table for 2-3 months and they are still producing even in the Florida heat of July (which is unusual - all our other tomatoes are LONG GONE!). Our vines got to 10' and more; we supported them with just a 4' fence all around, so they grew up and over the support and back down the other side but never slowed down on production!

These are also a good choice for growing upside down in a bucket or other container - they don't seem to get as long growing that way, but still produced well and were easy to care for.

Positive berrygirl On Aug 18, 2004, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Extremely vigorous plant yields hundreds of 1" apricot-sized fruits. Produces non-stop over an extended season. Superb flavor, hard to beat! Won an Australian taste test with 100 varieties. Indeterminate, 70 days from transplant.

I grew this for the first time this year. This is the small cherry tomato that I grew up with. In fact, I have always called all small salad- type tomatoes "Tommy Toes". I grew these in cement blocks without staking them at all. They did sprawl more than I thought they would, but caused no problem. Saw no evidences of disease or pests like I did on my other tomato plants. Yield is very heavy and steady so far. Flavor is excellent.
Jan 2007: This tomato has re-seeded and come back for me each year since I first grew it. I still love it!!


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

Pelham, Alabama
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Tonto Basin, Arizona
Chico, California
Brooksville, Florida
Braselton, Georgia
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

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