Large Red Cherry Tomato
- Cherry tomatoes grow to 1-2 inches
- Great full flavor
- Very productive
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 75-80 days from transplant
Originally from Ben Quisenberry, a tomato collector from Syracuse, Ohio. Extremely productive plants yield large 1½-2" cherry tomatoes. Great full flavor. Ben preferred this variety for canning whole. A favorite for salads and fresh eating. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow Large Red Cherry Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
I found these to be very resilient in Central PA. I planted back in 2018 and got several volunteers in 2019 and several more volunteers this Sumer, 2020. Last year there were so many tomatoes on the volunteers and they are very tasty.
Wonderful cherry tomato!
I have this planted in a self watering patio planter. It's August 19th and I have already picked 92 tomatoes with lots more to go. So tasty in salads! It is at least 8 feet tall. Had to tie it to my gutter and it has reached the garage roof. Very clean foliage. Love it!
I live in Southern California and started these in February. It is now late August and I can not believe how huge this plant got. It is producing and producing - growing and growing. I had no idea it would get so big! What a wonderful surprise!
Best Small Tomato
I have grown these every year for many years. Super productive. Old-fashioned taste I love. Many don't make it to the house. Great to can whole or add to salads.
Strong, productive, but meh taste
Despite its hardy and large growth and prolific fruits, I was very disappointed with this. Admittedly, its main growing season was in part shade and it was planted in a pot, but the Mexican Midget tomatoes were really good, while this was meh. The flesh was a little too fleshy and there was no sweetness at all. It may be due to the relative lack of light, in which case be warned.
Productive and Delicious
I grew these several years ago, and loved the rich, balanced flavor. Then, for lack of space, for the last few years I've grown more unusual, "unique" varieties. But I'll have to come back to this one:-) It has a classic yummy flavor, produces boatloads for me, and I think has earned a spot in the yard. Some of my odder varieties have let me down, not this guy.