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Tomato 'Tiny Tim'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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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 OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. 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 as small a pot as 6". Extremely early producer, becomes loaded with small round red cherry tomatoes. Rugose foliage.

A fantastic choice for container gardening.

An annual/perennial, so it will last at least a year and up to several years 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.

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

How to grow Tiny Tim

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

This variety does fantastic in small containers (window baskets, containers as small as 1-gallon size, and even rain boots).

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

Start indoors six weeks before last frost.

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

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.

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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