Tomato Cherry Red - Organic Vegetable Seeds

If you are already thinking about what you want to grow in your garden this season, start out right with organic seeds. Enjoy your Kitchen Gardening with chemical-free Tomato Cherry Red - Organic Vegetable Seeds.

1 packet contains 30 Tomato seeds.
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Description for Tomato Cherry Red

The Tomato is botanically known as Lycopersicum esculentum belongs to the family Solanaceae. The fruits are harvested as red for consumption. It has a prominent place in human food. Cherry tomatoes are not a different species of tomato, just a group of varieties with smaller fruit.

  • The most popular garden vegetable crop, tomatoes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Tomatoes are an incredibly versatile food. They are often considered as a vegetable, though ideally, they are a fruit.

 

Common name(s): Solanum Lycopersicum, Cherry Tomato, Red Cherry.
Flower colours: Yellow.
Bloom time: 1–2 months after transplanting, if seeds were sown in the month of June-Aug, Nov-Dec the blooming time will be Sep-Oct and Jan-Feb respectively.
Max reacahble height: Up to 2.13 meter.
Difficulty to grow:: Moderately difficult.

Planting and care

How to Sow Tomato Seeds


  • You can grow tomato in two seasons i.e. Jun-July and Nov-Dec.
  • Select a container having 3-5 inch diameter.
  • Fill the container with well-drained soil.
  • Moisten the surface of the soil with water spray.
  • Sprinkle the seeds evenly over the soil and spread a thin layer of soil over it.

or
  • Make a hole of 1 inch deep and put 2-3 seeds in each hole and cover the hole with fine layer of the soil.
  • Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper.
  • Place the seed tray in indirect bright light.
  • Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate.
  • Tansplant the seedlings after 21 days in 5-7 inches pot or directly in the ground.
  • Do not over-water the seedlings to avoid root rot.
Germination rate and viability of tomato Cherry Red seed


  • Tomato seed Germination rate and viability is up to 70%.
  • Tomato growth rate is medium.

 

Sunlight: Direct bright sunlight.
Soil: Well draining and Nutrient-rich with a pH between 6.0 to 7.5.
Water:
  • Water the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in the container feels dry to touch.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Temperature: 18 to 29.4-degree celsius.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Tomato Cherry Red


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight
    • Keep the seedlings container in bright sunlight.
    • Protect the Tomato Cherry Red seedlings from direct harsh sunlight.
Soil
    • The soil should be well drained and nutrient rich for Tomato Cherry Red seedlings.
Watering
    • Water the seedlings when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
    • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
    • Do not overwater the seedlings.
    • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Application of Fertilizer
    • During the main growing season feed the Tomato Cherry Red seedlings with organic fertilizer once a month.
    • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the seedlings so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.


Plant Protection
    • Remove dead, infected or damaged seedlings from container.

Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the seedlings especially when container does not have drainage holes.

Harvesting

 

  • If the Tomato seeds were sown in the month of June-Aug, Nov.-Dec. then harvesting should be done in October-December, April-June respectively
  • When the dark green color starts to change into reddish-pink then you can start the harvesting of the Tomato
  • Tomatoes require from 70 to more than 90 warm days to reach harvest.
  • Leave your tomatoes on the plants as long as possible.
  • If any fall off before they appear ripe, place them in a paper bag with the stem up and store them in a cool, dark place.
  • Never place tomatoes on a sunny window till to ripen; they may rot before they are ripe
  • The perfect tomato for picking will be firm and very red in color, regardless of size, with perhaps some yellow remaining around the stem.
  • A ripe tomato will be only slightly soft.
  • If your tomato plant still has fruit when the first hard frost threatens, pull up the entire plant and hang it upside down in the basement or garage.

 

Typical uses of Tomato Cherry Red

Special features:

Culinary use:

  • Cherry tomatoes are eaten raw as a snack served as a popular addition to salads placed as a garnish for other foods and served sauteed or cooked lightly for a side dish.
  • A variety of tomato that is small and round and most often used whole in salads or as a snack food and appetizer.

 

Medicinal use:

  • Tomatoes confer protection against high cholesterol, strokes, and heart disease.
  • Tomatoes basically have an anti-aging effect on our body as they contain antioxidant lycopene which is easily absorbed by our body thereby leaving you with healthy skin and hair.
  • Since tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants such as vitamin C and Vitamin A, these vitamins help in preventing DNA damage from free radicals.
  • The vitamin K and calcium present in tomatoes help in building strong bones.
    Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.

 

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