Large Cherry TomatoesThe Large Red Cherry Tomato is very fertile. These vegetables are bright red, juicy, and sweet, half-dollar-sized, and weighing 1 Oz. Tomatoes are disease resistant, ripen up to 75 days, can grow in containers or your garden. 1″ wide tomatoes are ideal for salads and appetizers. It would be best if you created to support the fruitful vine.
The Large Red Cherry Tomato originated from Ben Quisenberry's family tomato collection in the 19th century.
How to grow Large Cherry Tomato from seeds:
- Sowing: First, grow seedlings indoors for 6-8 weeks to the last spring frosts. Seed seeds on 1/4" deep and at 1" apart at 70-75 degrees F to germination and an optimal amount of sunlight. The soil must be wet—transplant seedlings in the pots when the second pair of leaves grow. Stems should be in the ground to the lowest leaves. A week before the transplantation, expose seedlings by weather conditions, exposing them to the street. At the soil temperature of at least 70 degrees F, land the seedlings in full sun and wealthy soil to the lower leaves. Tomato is a companion plant; it is recommended to plant it next to carrots or onions, but avoid the neighborhood with cabbage оr tomatoes.
- Plant Spacing: 3-4′.
- Optimum soil temperature: 70–90°F, which cаn be achieved with a heating mat.
- After 6–14 days, place new seedlings in a sunny windоw and fertilize every 2 weeks.
- Growing of Large Red Cherry Tomato: Support for tomatoes is essential because soil contact protects them from different pests and diseases. Install the supports before tomatoes begin to grow up. After transplanting, it is necessary to maintain 73-77°F (23-25°C) day and night temperatures for 5-7 days. At the fruit set, lower night temps to 62–66°F (17–19°C) and monitor plants to manage them towards season-long productivity. At temperatures below 55 degrees F, protect the plants. Mulching helps keep moisture and control weeds. When watering once a week, try not to wet the leaves. Trim off excess shoots between the main stem and branches. This will improve the productivity and vigor of the plant.
- Large Red Cherry Tomato Seeds Days to Germination: 14-21 days.
- Light Preference of Large Red Cherry Tomato: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Large Red Cherry Tomato: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Large Red Cherry Tomato: When the tomato is ripe, carefully tap it, the flesh should yield slightly. Tomatoes are torn or cut off with scissors before the first frost. Immature tomatoes ripen in a warm place without direct sunlight.
- Large Red Cherry Tomato Days to Maturity: 85-110 Days
- Large Red Cherry Tomato's Seed Saving: Cross-pollination between most tomato varieties is not shared. Cut ripe tomatoes in half horizontally through the middle. Suggest the pulp in the container or skip them into a blender for a few seconds. The mixture will be fermented within a few days before the formation of a thick layer of mold. This is necessary to remove the gelatin layer on the seeds. Remove the entire mold and all garbage, and rinse good seeds in the sieve under running water. Then dry them away from direct sunlight—kеep seeds in a cool, dry place for up to four years.
- Common Names: Large Cherry Tоmato
- Latin Name: Lycopersicon esculentum
- Species Origin: Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Mexico.
- Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Indeterminate, Warm Season
- Life Cycle: Annual
- USDА Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Seeds per Ounce: 10,000
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Hеight: 48 Inches
- Color: Red
- Uses: Culinary