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Tomato 'Tiny Tim'   

Solanum lycopersicum

Tiny Tim is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Tiny Tim'. 'Tiny Tim' is considered a heirloom cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Ferrari Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Forest green (web) colour.

Extremely dwarf, bushy plant, about 12" high and can be grown in small a pot as 6". Extremely early producer, becomes loaded with small round red cherry tomatoes. Rugose foliage.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Tiny Tim is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Tiny Tim originates from.

Tiny Tim 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 'Tiny Tim'

  • Full Sun

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  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tiny Tim 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. Tiny Tim needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Tiny Tim from seed

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 Tiny Tim about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tiny Tim

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

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

Harvesting Tiny Tim

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

Tomato 'Tiny Tim' information

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Tiny Tim folklore & trivia

Developed by University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA in 1945. Its parents were ‘Window Box’ x ‘Red Currant’.

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