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[Tomato Dirt #226] How Sweet It Is! Fun and Helpful Cherry Tomato FAQs
April 01, 2021

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 11, Number 7

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: How Sweet It Is! Fun and Helpful Cherry Tomato FAQs

Cherry tomatoes are a tiny version of our favorite fruit.

In fact, the flavor-packed, bite-sized snack is a standard addition to salads, salsas, platters, grilled recipes, and all kinds of summery dishes.

Plus, they’re fun to grow.

Cherries are just 1-2 inches in diameter, which allows them to ripen faster than standard tomatoes. And they’re available in a rainbow of colors: red, orange, pink, white, green, and black.

Cherry tomatoes are a perfect crop for young gardeners. They’re nearly foolproof and they produce high yields.

But cherry tomatoes haven’t always been around in their current form. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about these baby-sized tomatoes.

Q. What are the earliest cherry tomatoes on record?
The wild tomato – tiny, pea-sized fruits that grew on clusters – originated in the South American Andes mountains, is chronicled as far back as 700 AD. European settlers brought the fruits back to Europe. But from that point on, there’s (Keep Reading … )

See more individual tomato profiles … and check out our Cherry Tomatoes board on Pinterest for more cherry tomato ideas.

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Tomato Growing Tip: Prevent Cracking in Cherry Tomatoes

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Fun and Colorful Tomato Varieties

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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