(Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Cherry’)
This is a classic small tomato that produces masses of fruit for most of the year. The fruit has a delightful sweet flavour and in warmer climates it may crop all year.
Cherry tomatoes partner well with Latin herbs like garlic, oregano, marjoram, rosemary and thyme when cooked. When fresh they are enhanced by herbs like parsley, chives and celery leaf. They are pleasant when eaten whole on their own.
Like all tomatoes, they are high in the cancer fighting agent, Lycopene. This is enhanced by moderate cooking. Serve whole in salads or lightly fry with fresh asparagus, garlic, basil mint and lemon thyme. They are high in vitamins A, B1, B2 and C. Collect all our coloured varieties (black, orange, roma, yellow, ice, cherry) and then pick, quarter and drizzle with olive oil and basil for an eye catching, tasty and healthy salad.
Plant in an airy, sunny position in well drained soil or very large pots. Does not require a stake.
Like all tomatoes it must receive a deep soaking when almost dry and should not receive overhead watering. Feed regularly with Seasol and PowerFeed. A small amount of dolomite lime after planting will make stronger plants. Harvest when fruit is full colour.
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