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Tomato 'Camp Joy Cherry'  

Solanum lycopersicum

  • 18 plantings
  • 6 available for swap
  • 3 wanted
  • 22 stashed

Camp Joy Cherry is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Camp Joy Cherry'. 'Camp Joy Cherry' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Boston University Red.

1" diameter red fruit with a heavy yield and sweet tomato flavour. The sweetness level of this cherry seems to be based upon growth conditions, and can vary widely. Flavour reportedly gets better later in the season. Regular leafed, fruit is borne in clusters of 6. Good disease resistance.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Camp Joy Cherry is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Canada is believed to be where Camp Joy Cherry originates from.

Camp Joy Cherry 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Camp Joy Cherry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Camp Joy Cherry

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Camp Joy Cherry likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Camp Joy Cherry is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Camp Joy Cherry needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Camp Joy Cherry from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Camp Joy Cherry about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Camp Joy Cherry

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 Camp Joy Cherry is a tender plant.

Harvesting Camp Joy Cherry

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

Tomato Camp Joy Cherry Etymology

Camp Joy is the location this tomato was first bred and created. “Chadwick Cherry” (it’s other name) is the name of it’s creator, Alan Chadwick.

Camp Joy Cherry folklore & trivia

Developed by the late Alan Chadwick, the noted English gardener, who was in residence at Bountiful Gardens in CA where he was teaching classes about organic gardening and developed this cultivar; it was grown at Camp Joy, the organic farm maintained by Bountiful gardens.

Other Names for Tomato 'Camp Joy Cherry'

Chadwick cherry, Chadwick’s cherry, Camp Joy

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