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PlantFiles: Cherry Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Chadwick's Cherry'

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: Chadwick's Cherry
Additional cultivar information: (aka Camp Joy)

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Commercial heirloom

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Suze_ On Mar 10, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my favorite open pollinated red cherry types. As previously noted, not as sweet as hybrid cherries. More depth of flavor to my tastebuds.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 25, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A heirloom cherry, not as sweet as modern hybrids.

Positive dbknread On Jul 14, 2005, dbknread from Harrison, AR wrote:

Good flavor. They were the first to come on and mature.

Neutral trifunov On Oct 29, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

According to Seeds of Change, "mouth-watering red cherry selected by the late horticultural genius Alan Chadwick. Large for a cherry, with full-bodied tomato flavor. Indeterminate 6 ft. vines are vigorous and highly productive.
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 70-85F
Days to Germ.: 6-10 "


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

Big Pine, California
San Jose, California
Brodhead, Kentucky
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Portland, Tennessee
Falls Church, Virginia

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