They are small tomatoes ranging from the size of a currant to slightly smaller than a golf ball.
Cherries usually have more concentrated sweetness than regular sized tomatoes and are especially fun for kids to grow, pick and eat. Pop them in your mouth while in the garden, or throw them into your salads for a colorful display. They are easy to dry for the winter and make great salsa. They are also remarkably easy to grow, although contrary to the size of the fruit, cherry tomato plants are generally very viney and big—except as indicated below.
Our cherry tomatoes are:
I love this tomato. Two-bite cherries with the dusky color and complex flavor typical of the best black tomatoes—juicy and delicious. Somewhat late for a cherry tomato, fruit ripens slowly and individually until frost, but worth the wait, and in our region, certainly not a long wait. Produces tons of sophisticated tasting large cherry tomatoes. The flavor is on a par with a full-sized “black” heirloom such as Black Krim or Cherokee Purple. (Heirloom)
Maturity from transplant: 75 days
The Honeybunch gets its name due to the incredible, luscious over-the-top, honey-like sweetness that could be habit-forming. For maximum enjoyment, wait until it ripens fully to a bright red in your garden. That’s easy because they are very crack-resistant and seem to hold field quality forever. Large clusters of these tomatoes will keep you happy all season long. This tomato is great for salads, sauces, salsas or snacks!
(Hybrid, Indeterminate) Maturity from transplant: 62 days.
This “blue” tomato is an improvement over Indigo Rose (something we tried a couple of years ago), with a stunning dark blue coloration over red flesh. The dark blue color is from the abundance of anthrocyanin found in these tomatoes — the same antioxidant found in blueberries. A vigorous indeterminate with great flavor and yield of large clusters of 1 to 2 oz. fruits
Small one-bite 7-8 gram fruits are sweet and delicious. We sell little half-pints of these at market and they are extremely popular with our customers and a real favorite of children. This is a hybrid indeterminate plant that will take all the room you can give it. Extremely disease resistant, for several years now it has been the longest lived and longest producing tomato plant in the garden, and it also starts producing very early! This was an All American Selection in 2013.
These small, 5 gm., cherry tomatoes are deep red, have a tender, smooth texture, and sweet, full flavor. High sugar content. Though the flavor is superior, it doesn’t yield quite as well as modern varieties, and the fruits are soft (something I prefer). The plant keeps vining the entire season, so the overall amount of fruit is significant. You can easily trellis this on a fence in the back of your garden and it will grow all over the fence. Fantastic in salsa and for fresh eating. Some resistance to early blight and late blight. (Heirloom)
Maturity from transplant: 60 days
A perfect combination of deep sweetness with a hint of acid tartness. Small fruits, borne in prolific clusters, ripen very early to a rich apricot color and keep producing till frost. Prone to split so pick early when rains are forecast, but this also means you won’t find this one in the supermarket. Nice disease resistant early plants keep kicking out SunGolds for a long long season. (Hybrid, Indeterminate)
Maturity from transplant: 57 days
Classic sweet, red cherry tomato. One inch round sweet fruits are wonderfully productive and disease resistant plants for our humid climate. Reliable cherry tomato with prolific yields of great tasting, 15-20 gm. fruits produced in large clusters. (Hybrid, Indeterminate)
Maturity from transplant: 60 days