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Tomato 'Minibel'

Solanum lycopersicum

Minibel is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Minibel'). 'Minibel' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Dwarf, very compact determinate plant, 6-12" tall, regular rugose leaves, small bright red cherries 1-2" in diameter. Grows well in small 3 to 6" pots and suitable for growing under lights indoors.

Small red cherry fruit have a pleasant, but tart, flavor.

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An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Minibel is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Minibel originates from.

Minibel Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Tomato 'Minibel'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Minibel is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 as Tomato is a moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Minibel from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Minibel about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Minibel

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Minibel is a tender plant.

Harvesting Minibel

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tomato 'Minibel' information

How long does Minibel take to grow?

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Minibel Patent Information

Non-patented (Baker Creek carries only non-patented seeds2)

Tomato Minibel Etymology

This is a Russian heirloom cultivar. Introduced for sale in the Netherlands by K. Sahin, Zaden B.V. in 1998. 1

Misspellings of Tomato 'Minibel'

Mini Bel, Mini Bell, Mini Belle

Other Names for Tomato 'Minibel'


Latest Tomato 'Minibel' Reviews

  • 10 Sep 2011

    misskittin misskittin's Tomato "Minibel" was Reviewed day 177

    This is just utterly gorgeous: The perfect sweet/acid/tomato flavour… They never make it into the kitchen, garden eating is where it’s at. Super productive too! 1 plant is perfect in an 8" pot

    5 stars

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