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Tomato, Sweet Cherriette (Organic)

Solanum sp. Red Currant. 35 days. Indet. Dwarf.

Probably an interspecific cross of S. esculentum and S. pimpinellifolium. A delightful discovery for us from an old packet from Peters Seed and Research given to us by our friends at Bountiful Gardens. Almost always the first tomato of the season for us, sometimes by two whole weeks! Beautifully branched, small vines are great for container culture or hanging baskets. Flavor is reminiscent of red currant types, and more tart than you would expect with a name like Sweet Cherriette. Fruit are larger than true currants, but smaller than cherry tomatoes. We call it an indeterminate dwarf, as it pumps out several flushes of fruit over the course of the season. I know it’s redundant, but so true I have to say it again: Sweet Cherriette is a delight!

Packet ≈ 30 seeds
$3.90

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1/2 g ≈ 150-250 seeds
$6.90

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2 g
$15.00

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1/4 oz
$48.00

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Sow indoors in flats with good potting soil as early as February, but no later than April. Keep warm and well-watered. Up pot seedlings into 4” pots once they have two true leaves. Transplant into the garden once danger of frost has passed.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from ripe fruit by squeezing into a jar and add 25% more water. Wait a few days for mold to form. When seeds sink and gel-sac is gone, stir, add water, then decant and rinse to clean. Dry thoroughly. Due to their wild nature, currant tomatoes are more likely to cross-pollinate than other tomatoes; isolate by 200′ for seed saving purposes.

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    Tom copeland

    How big does this plant get?

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      Jo Erikson

      Shop Manager Jo Erikson

      It’s a dwarf type with a cascading growth habit so it stays rather “bushy” and typically doesn’t grow more than 18″ tall.

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    fishingman723

    Can I put three of these in 5 gallon container

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    • Andrew Still

      Shop Manager Andrew Still

      I recommend one plant per 5 gallon container. 2 would grow ok but it would probably not be a benefit to yield. We have never tried this so it might be worth a trial.

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