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Mexican Wild Cherry

  • Mexican Wild Cherry Tomatoes, also known as Mexican Wild Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme), are a variety of cherry tomatoes native to Mexico. They are small, round fruits that resemble regular cherry tomatoes but possess distinct characteristics that set them apart.


    These wild tomatoes are known for their intense flavor and are often described as having a sweet and tangy taste with a hint of acidity. They are typically smaller than conventional cherry tomatoes and come in a range of colors, including red, yellow, orange, and sometimes even purple.


    Mexican Wild Cherry Tomatoes are considered heirloom varieties and have a long history in Mexican cuisine. They are traditionally used in salsas, sauces, and various Mexican dishes. Their vibrant colors and robust flavor add depth and complexity to culinary creations.


    Mexican Wild Cherry Tomatoes are popular among gardeners and food enthusiasts who appreciate their unique flavor profile and cultural significance. They can be enjoyed fresh, added to salads, or used as an ingredient in various Mexican recipes. Their small size also makes them great for snacking.


    If you're considering growing Mexican Wild Cherry Tomatoes, it's worth noting that their wild nature means they may exhibit more variability in terms of flavor, size, and color compared to hybridized tomato varieties. Nonetheless, their rich taste and historical significance make them a delightful addition to any garden or culinary exploration.


    Days to maturity: 75

    Seeds per pack: 25

    • Soil: Choose a location with well-draining, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. The ideal pH range for tomatoes is between 6.0 and 6.8.

    • Sunlight: Tomatoes require full sun to grow and produce fruit, so choose a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.

    • Planting: Start your seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost date. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants 18-36 inches apart in rows that are 3-4 feet apart.

    • Watering: Tomatoes need regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Water deeply once or twice a week, making sure the soil stays consistently moist but not waterlogged.

    • Fertilizing: Tomatoes are heavy feeders, so it's important to provide them with regular fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer at planting time, and then switch to a high-nitrogen fertilizer once the plants start setting fruit.

    • Pruning: Pinch off the suckers that form in the crotch between the main stem and side branches, and remove any leaves that touch the ground.

    • Pest and disease control: Watch for common tomato pests like aphids, whiteflies, and tomato hornworms, and treat them with insecticidal soap or bacillus thuringiensis. Keep an eye out for diseases like early blight and blossom end rot, and take preventive measures like using mulch and avoiding overhead watering.

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