Velvet Red Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 1226A P25
3 Reviews
  • Organic
  • Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s Heritage Farm
  • Red cherry tomatoes grow to 1 inch
  • Excellent sweet flavor
  • Silvery-gray foliage
  • Heavy yields
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 75-80 days from transplant

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Item Details

Winner of the 2009 Tomato Tasting at SSE’s Heritage Farm. From SSE member Joe Bratka of Elmwood, New Jersey. Striking silvery gray dusty miller-type foliage. Heavy yields of 1" cherry tomatoes, excellent sweet flavor. Occasionally a non-silvery plant will appear. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow Velvet Red 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

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Very good


Nice flavor and good size, but there weren’t as many fruits on the plants as I’d expected. I did enjoy them though, so I’m giving them a go again this year.

A sweeter not too acidic gem


A sweeter, not too acidic tasing mater. I love this one.

The plants aren’t huge growers… about 6ft. Silver, fuzzy foliage. Easy staking— easily grown in a container.

This tomato stays red-orange. It doesn’t get red upon ripening.

Growing strong!


I'm growing this lovely fuzzy mater in a 4-gallon bucket under grow lights. Started it at the end of Sept. and ate the first fruit January 5th. Started the first 6' pruning it to a single stem then let it branch out. I've lowered the cord a few times and it is a good 10' and lush with several large sucker branches! Large soft fuzzy leaves and fruit. The fuzz is a tad sticky and tastes sour if not rinsed but the maters are sweet and fruity. My fruit set is about 99% with an electric toothbrush. Considering moving it outside and burying the bare stem to see what it can achieve in spring.