Orange Cherry Tomato Seeds might not be as well known as their red cousins. But when it comes to sweetness they leave their red cousins in the field. A huge yielder, these variety produces prolific numbers of 3cm slightly elongated tomatoes that are some of the best tasting cherry tomatoes you can find. Great for salads or just eat them straight from the vine.
How to Sow
Tomatoes are best sown in trays about 6-8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow seeds about 5mm deep and keep the soil temperature to about 20 celcius until germination. Once the plants have grown their second leaves the seedlings can be transplanted into larger individual pots. Keep the tomato seedlings in a warm sunny position and maintain moisture levels. When planting out, position the plants so that soil covers the entire stem up to the first leaves. This will increase root development and ensure a healthy strong plant. Plants should be placed in full sun and rich soil.
How to Harvest
Tomatoes ripened on the vine will be ready once they show their mature colour. The fruits can also be squeezed and should yield slightly when ripe. If frost occurs and temperatures drop late in the season all tomatoes can be picked. Tomatoes that do not ripen on the vine can be ripened indoors by being placed in a warm place out or direct sun.
Planting Instructions – Start tomato seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Do not plant out until 2 weeks after last frost. Tomato seeds require high soil temperatures for good germination rates. We highly recommend heat mats to ensure and speed up germination. Pot up to 3–4 inch pots when first true leaves develop (not cotyledon leaves). Harden off plants for 1-2 weeks in full sun before transplanting them outside (after last frost). Make sure to give tomato plants a lot of space for vigorous root and foliage growth.
|Common Name:||TOMATO – Orange Cherry|
|Scientific Name:||Lycopersicon esculentum|
|Seeds Per Packet:||Approx 20|
|Germination Time:||7-14 days|
|Days to Harvest:||80 days|
|Companion Plants:||Basil, Marigolds|
|Tropical Sow:||All Year|
|Additional Features:||Beds, Containers, Edible, Heirloom, Vines and Climbers|