growing cherry tomatoes
SuperSweet 100 cherry tomatoes are fun to grow. And what’s really nice is that the cherry tomatoes they produce are nice and true to their name – sweet!
A Little About SuperSweet 100
This particular tomato is an improved variety over Sweet 100. And supposedly a relative of Sweet Million. It’s a hybrid tomato, so plants grown from the seeds won’t necessarily breed true. Although I do believe I will try it anyway! I’m curious to see what I’ll get next season.
The SuperSweet 100 plant in the photo (and you can click the photo for a larger picture) has the cherry tomatoes just starting to turn red. It will be interesting to look at when more of the fruits start ripening.
This particular plant is a survivor! It’s made it through nights in the 30’s, being nibbled on by rabbits and being blown down in high winds. It’s also not growing in the best part of the garden, so it’s got a lot going against it. But it doesn’t seem to matter; it keeps putting out flowers, and nearly every blossom sets fruit.
SuperSweet 100 is an indeterminate plant with regular leaves.
Growing Cherry Tomatoes
One nice thing about the SuperSweet 100 is that it’s a cherry tomato of a perfect size for your mouth, at about 3/4″ to about 1″ in size. I have mine growing in the ground, but I think they’d grow fine in a large container on the patio. For a true bounty, I’d use a 10-gallon container.
You will need to stake this plant. Mine is on a 5.5′ stake, which would probably also be OK for a container. If it was in the good part of the garden, I’d rather use a 7′ stake.
SuperSweet 100 is a fantastic “garden candy” — great for popping in your mouth while working in the garden. Actually, so far this season, none of the ripe fruits have made it to the table — I’ve munched them while out in the yard. Soon enough, though, there will be plenty to eat outside and bring into the house for salads.