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June 7, 2011

Cherry tomatoes grow well in containers


Cherry tomatoes were developed fairly recently, in 1973, to be exact. Since that time they have become extremely popular with home gardeners and are used widely in salads, as an appetizer and as a garnish. They are usually round but can be oblong in which case they are used as a paste tomato.

Cherry tomatoes also have a way of thriving on their own and without much care from the gardener. Many of them will grow perfectly fine without staking, although I always use a cage for them as they do grow five feet tall. They are more tolerant of drought and weather fluctuations, and less prone to the cracking and blossom end rot that frequently afflict full sized tomato varieties.

Cherry tomatoes will mature and ripen earlier in the season and continue to bear ripe fruits throughout the summer and into the fall months. Most cherry tomato varieties are incredibly productive, yielding hundreds of ripe fruits from a single plant.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at June 7, 2011 5:25 AM
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...and for the reason that cherry tomatoes are so easy to maintain, they are great for beginners and balcony-container gardening.

Posted by: Jeannie@Tomatoes in Containers at June 7, 2011 8:10 PM
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