Micro Cherry

£2.50

Large plants with long, cascading branches full of very small, tasty fruit. The ultimate tomato for hanging baskets. 

Fruit type: very small, round

Description

Solanum lycopersicum

Micro Cherry is the ultimate tomato for hanging baskets.

Plants are large and spreading with long, cascading branches full of fruit. Growth habit is determinate, so no pruning is necessary. The juicy red fruit are quite small, measuring about 20mm in diameter. For the biggest ­– and most dramatic plants – use containers 5 to 10 litres in size.

A unique and impressive variety that will not disappoint.

Determinate (bush) growth habit with long trailing branches

Approximate number of seeds per pack: 15

Additional information

General information

The variety ‘Micro Cherry’ is probably the same as the variety sold as ‘Hundreds and Thousands’, or even '100s and 1000s'. We use the name ‘Micro Cherry’ since that is how the seed was sold to us.
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We have wanted to sell Micro Cherry for some time. Unfortunately, a source of seed eluded us until 2020, when one of our wholesalers started to stock it.

Fruit numbers

In 2020, we grew a plant of the tomato Microcherry in a 10 litre pot to check its ability to produce fruit. Though sowing was done quite late (22nd June), the plant was grown undercover and managed to produce a total of 912 red, orange and green fruit by 5th October.
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Encouraged by the 2020 result, we upped the stakes in 2021. This time the seed was sown on 1st April, and two plants were grown undercover in 50cm hanging baskets that held about 27 litres of compost.
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The baskets were watered regularly, and the plants were initially given a liquid feed of fertiliser once a week. Feeling that the plants could do better we upped the feeding regime to twice-a-week from mid August.
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Ripe fruit were harvested between 27th July and 18th December. Both fruit number and weights were recorded, and the yields were phenomenal – they averaged just over 12kg and 6,000 fruit per plant.
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The results for the individual plants are as follows:
• Plant 1: 6,016 fruit; 12.2 kg
• Plant 2: 6,043 fruit, 12.6 kg
Average yields: 6,031 fruit and 12.4 kg