Single Packet of 80 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Tiny Tim Tomatoes from freshly harvested Lycopersicon esculentum seeds. Tiny Tim is an heirloom introduced in 1945, which produces vibrant red cherry tomatoes. the fruits grow in clusters on the vine and measure up to an inch in diameter. Perfect when eaten as a snack, with a little bit of salt. Also delicious in salads and other culinary dishes. Tomatoes grow on a vine that bears fruit all summer long.
The Tiny Tim Tomato vine will grow to a mature hight of about 1 foot tall & 12 to 18 inches wide. The vines can be supported with stakes, circular cages, or a wire trellis. It is recommended that you support your tomato plants to prevent disease, to keep the fruits clean and for easier harvesting. These delicious tomatoes will be ready for harvest in roughly 60 days from transplant.
- Type: Tomato
- Heirloom: Yes
- Color: Red
- Height: 1' Tall
- Harvest: 60 Days
- Fruit Size: 1" Fruits
- Environment: Full Sun
Sowing The Seed
For many Northern gardeners, tomatoes are best established indoors, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Start in peat pots, sowing each seed at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. The use of small stakes is recommended to support the plants as they grow. When the weather is warm & all danger of frost has passed, transplant or direct sow your tomatoes outdoors. The continued use of stakes will benefit a healthy tomato plant.
Tomatoes will thrive in an area of full sunlight with temperatures of at least 60F or higher. They prefer a rich soil, that is filled with organic matter. Make sure that the sowing medium is also well drained, as this is very important for a healthy root structure. Adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil, can increase drainage. Water daily with a light moisture setting to avoid drowing the seedlings.
Germination & Growth
Your tomato seeds will begin to germinate in roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of only 1 foot tall and can grow up to 12 or 18 inches wide. Tomato plants will usually need a fair amount of area to grow, however Tiny Tim Tomato plants can be grown in pots & containers or in a smaller area in the garden. No stakes or supports are necessary for this variety. If grown in rows, space the plants 12 inches apart, in rows spaced 24 inches apart.
Harvesting Large Red Cherry Tomatoes
Large Red Cherry Tomatoes can be harvested in about 75 to 80 days after transplanting. The plants will produce green fruits that can be picked once they are ripe & bright red. Simply pick the fruits that you desire from the vines, gently removing them to avoid damaging the plants. Large Red Cherry will produce multiple fruits all summer long.