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Tomato 'Esther's cherry'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Esther's cherry' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Esther's cherry' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow.

Small yellow cherry tomato on a regular leafed plant. Very productive.

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

Mexico is believed to be where Esther's cherry originates from.

Esther's 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 Esther's cherry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Esther's cherry

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Esther's cherry likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Esther's 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. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Esther's cherry likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Esther's cherry 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 Esther's cherry about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Esther's 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 Esther's cherry is a tender plant.

Harvesting Esther's cherry

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

Other Names for Tomato 'Esther's cherry'

Aunt esther’s cherry

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