Cherry Tomatoes truly are a small gardener’s best friend. You don’t need many plants to end up with a steady supply of tasty summer fruits. And for urban gardeners growing in containers, cherry tomatoes are even more friendly– they’ll soak up less of your water and demand much less of your time and attention than slicing tomatoes.
These Fox Cherry Tomatoes are slightly larger than standard cherries, meaning more bang for your buck. They’re almost big enough to call a small slicing tomato.
- Date: Start Indoors: March 1- May 1, Transplant: May 15- June 15
- Planting Depth: ¼ in.
- Special Instructions: Make sure to keep soil temperature above 70 degrees when starting tomato seeds indoors. Keep seed starts close to a radiator or space heater or use a greenhouse heating pad. Do not transplant until nighttime temperatures near 60 degrees consistently.
- Germination Rate: 96%
- For Raised Beds: Space plants 18 in. apart with 18 in. between rows, leaving room for trailing plants and trellising.
- For Containers: Grow in a container at least the size of a five-gallon bucket. Needs deep soil and at least 12 in. of lateral space.