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Tomato 'Large Red Cherry'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Large Red Cherry
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

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:

Maumelle, Arkansas

Los Angeles, California

Menifee, California

Pueblo, Colorado

Stevensville, Montana

Riverdale, New Jersey

Hornell, New York

Hudson, North Carolina

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Fort Worth, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

Wills Point, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 29, 2017, lycodad from Hornell, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is the original open-pollinated cherry that goes back a hundred years or so. Lots of large, golf ball size tomatoes on my very tall 8 foot trellis. Give the plant plenty of room to grow well staked or on a fence line. Quite tasty, has a nice tomato flavor, not super sweet like some cherries. Plant grew a bit later than I had expected, perhaps 75-80 days from transplant, but was absolutely loaded by September to October. Grew disease free until killed by frost.


On Feb 19, 2010, dlbailey from Central Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Classic cherry tomato that still has the best flavor. No other cherry tomato has even come close to production and taste. Always does well in my garden. Must have for every year.


On Apr 15, 2009, Wulfsden from Riverdale, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this from American Seed Co, Large Red Cherry seed which I picked up for 10 cents a pack after season. The plant grows well in a 12" pot, and throws off tons and tons of fruit. At the height of the season it produces 5-10 ripe fruit a day per pot. The fruit has a pretty standard red tomato taste (think Rutgers or Early Girl), and is a fair bit larger than most of the cherries I grow -- lets say about 1-1/4 compared to 1" for Supersweet 100. With its taste, size and productivity, it has almost replaced medium-sized standard reds in my arsenal. I plant 2-3 of these most years (although this year I am trying an alternative). It grows well from both the ridiculously cheap bought seed and from saved seed. Highly recommended for pot growing.


On Aug 16, 2008, linux_guile from Pueblo, CO wrote:

Very prolific producer of very sweet light pink to red cherry tomatoes. if this plant is left to sprawl the fruits are slow to ripen. im picking about 10 fruits a week now. good mid season.


On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Originally from the Ben Quisenberry collection. Large 1 1/2 - 2" cherry tomato. Extremely productive plants. Great full flavor. 75-80 days."