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Tomato 'Red cherry'

Solanum lycopersicum

Red cherry is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Red cherry'. 'Red cherry' is considered a heirloom cultivar.

An heirloom cherry variety with small 1-2" round red fruit on a regular leafed plant.

Red cherry grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Red cherry is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Red cherry originates from.

Typically, Red cherry Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Tomato 'Red cherry'

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Red cherry 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. Red cherry requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Red cherry 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 Red cherry about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Red cherry

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

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

Harvesting Red cherry

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Tomato 'Red cherry' information

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Red cherry folklore & trivia

An heirloom introduced in the 1880’s.

Other Names for Tomato 'Red cherry'

Cherry red

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