Cherry Tomato - Tiny Tim - Lycopersicon esculentum
Tender Annual Heirloom. Determinate. Tiny Tim is a gentleman who arrives early in the season, and won’t take over your garden. Topping out at 12" tall this dwarf, determinate cherry tomato is ideal for containers. Grow tomatoes indoors any month of the year, too, with adequate light. Red fruits are 1/2"-1" and flavorful.
Soil & Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. Add plenty of compost prior to planting. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. Mulch to preserve moisture. Avoid wetting the foliage when watering.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Before transplanting after the last frost, harden off the plants by placing them outdoors for a few hours to start, increasing the amount of time each day until they are accustomed to a full day of sunlight.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when fruits give slightly under finger pressure; the shoulders may not have changed color yet. Thin skinned cherry tomatoes may split if left too long on the vines.
Did You Know? Tiny Tim was a famous singer in the early 20th century. His stage name is ironic since he was 6' tall.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 1’
Days to Maturity: 45-50 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 14"
Approx Seeds per oz: 9,000 Seeds