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Tiny Tomatoes: 20 Delicious Cherry Tomato Varieties To Try

Tiny Tomatoes: 20 Delicious Cherry Tomato Varieties To Try

Just about any gardener  — even those without gardens — can grow cute cherry tomatoes since some can fit right in your window box planter or balcony space.

These tiny toms are every bit as juicy and mouth-watering as their larger counterparts and produce some amazing yields too. Here’s our pick of 20 adorable mini tom varieties!

1. Super Sweet 100

The vines of Super Sweet 100 reach about 4-8 feet tall, producing clusters of bright cherry-red fruit from early summer right through to frost.

Support the tall and abundant vines on a trellis, and pick fruit the minute it turns red to prevent cracking and encourage more healthy fruit!

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Very sweet
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 70 days
  • Average yield per plant: 500-1,000

2. Tiny Tim Tomato

This teensy, early-ripening variety grows to only 8-16 inches, making it great even for hanging baskets, and the scarlet-red fruit grows no bigger than a large grape.

Keep Tiny Tim tomatoes sheltered from the wind, and consider adding a mulch layer in the height of summer to prevent the soil from drying out too rapidly.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Tart and slightly sweet
  • Fruit size: ¾ inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 45-60 days
  • Average yield per plant: 40-50+

3. Sweet Gold Tomato

This superb heavy-bearing variety produces single and double clusters of vibrant orange-gold fruit on vines growing up to 7 feet tall!

Sweet Gold tomatoes need strong support stakes/wire cages and do best in rich soil that’s been mixed with aged manure or compost.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Succulent and sweet
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 60-65 days
  • Average yield per plant: Up to 1,000

4. Midnight Snack Tomato

Midnight Snack tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and resemble actual cherries with their glossy, indigo skin.

This variety can exceed 6 feet tall and requires full sun to develop its distinctive appearance. Try to increase airflow to the compact plant by pinching out the top of the main stem as it matures.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Equally sweet and savory
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65-70 days
  • Average yield per plant: 100+

5. Black Cherry Tomato

This vigorous variety produces deep burgundy-colored fruit on vines that can extend between 5 and 7 feet.

Black Cherry tomato plants require sturdy stake or cage systems to tame unruly growth and ensure they receive full sun exposure.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Sweet, rich, complex
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65 days
  • Average yield per plant: 200-300

6. Red Profusion Tomato

Red Profusion plants eagerly send out branching clusters of scarlet fruit, and its tidy, trailing 18×18 inch size is ideal for hanging garden designs.

This variety is best for outdoor basket or container growth but will do well in greenhouses in full sun and evenly moist soil.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Sweet and slightly tart
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 47-50 days
  • Average yield per plant: 100-150

7. Sunsugar Tomato

This hardy tomato variety produces beautiful golden-tangerine fruit on long clusters and can thrive in full or partially sunny conditions.

Sunsugar plants reach up to 6-7 feet at maturity, so keep them well supported with a heavy-duty tomato cage. Though crack-resistant, Sunsugar tomatoes will suffer from irregular watering.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Very sweet, low-acidity
  • Fruit size: ¾ inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65-80 days
  • Average yield per plant: 200+

8. Gold Nugget Tomato

Gold Nugget tomatoes are often seedless and can be round to slightly oval with a thin golden-yellow skin. These grow fairly compact on 2-3 inch tall vines.

Keep these toms happy in containers at least 24 inches deep and 18 inches wide, and feed them a 4-6-8 ratio fertilizer.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Slightly tangy and sweet
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65-85 days
  • Average yield per plant: 50-60+

9. Artemis Tomato

This pleasant cherry-red variety has a super firm and crisp texture and grows tall on upright vines reaching 6-7 feet.

As Artemis tomatoes are pretty robust and disease resistant, opt to grow them in the ground instead of containers for greater fruit production.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Highly sweet and rich
  • Fruit size: 1.3 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 50-55 days
  • Average yield per plant: 60-100

10. Candyland Tomato

This cute Candyland variety produces tons of teensy bright-red currant-sized tomatoes that grow compactly on branched stems for easy harvesting.

Help this 5-foot-tall variety along in stakes or support cages, and treat them to deep regular watering for epic results!

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Super sweet
  • Fruit size: ½ inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 55 days
  • Average yield per plant: 100+

11. Sugar Rush Tomato

Deep red Sugar Rush tomatoes have a slightly elongated grape-like shape and boast a fresh, crunchy texture. These tomatoes grow on 2-3-foot-tall vines and keep producing right up until the frost.

For best results, feed this variety with a slow-release fertilizer.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Very sweet
  • Fruit size: Just over an inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 50-55 days
  • Average yield per plant: 60-100+

12. Chocolate Sprinkles Tomato

This eye-catching variety produces slightly ovular copper-red fruit with subtle green striping, giving them a look of chocolate!

Chocolate Sprinkles toms enjoy a long harvest and grow up to 4 feet wide and 5-7 feet tall, so ensure they have adequate space/airflow if growing in a greenhouse.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Very sweet and full-bodied
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 50-55 days
  • Average yield per plant: 70-100+

13. Micro Tom Tomato

This super dwarf variety is the world’s smallest tomato plant, producing a small handful of deep red gumdrop-like fruit on bushes that reach no taller than 6 inches at maturity!

Micro Toms are great for growing in window boxes or on kitchen windowsills; otherwise, they’ll only require 12 inches of space if grown outdoors.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Sharp and fruity
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 85-88 days
  • Average yield per plant: 20-40

14. Baby Boomer Tomato

Baby Boomer plants produce an abundance of ruby-red tomatoes each season and grow roughly 2 feet tall and wide, making them ideal for balcony and patio gardens.

Grow this dwarf variety using a cage support for best results, and pick fruit regularly (once fully red and firm) to prevent overloading plants.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Sweet and full-bodied
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 55 days
  • Average yield per plant: 300

15. Black Pearl Tomato

Made from the same anthocyanin pigment found in Midnight Snack tomatoes (and blueberries!), the Black Pearly variety has stand-out deep mahogany to near-black skin that’s rich in antioxidants.

This plant grows to 5 feet tall and grows best when aided on a high support frame like a pergola, high fence, or trellis.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Sweet and slightly tangy
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65 days
  • Average yield per plant: 200+

16. Green Envy Tomato

This striking variety sends out long clusters of elongated and translucent emerald green fruit that almost resembles white grapes!

Green Envy tomatoes grow to be over 5 feet tall and require a stake or support cage. Be sure to remove side shoots to get the best yields.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Tangy and meaty
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 60-70 days
  • Average yield per plant: 50-60+

17. Sun Gold Tomato

This gorgeous sunny-orange variety is said to have a tropical taste and grows on long stem clusters, reaching an overall mature height of between 6 ½ and 10 feet!

Sun Gold tomatoes are vulnerable to cracking, so maintain as even a watering schedule as possible for strong, robust fruit.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Very sweet
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65 days
  • Average yield per plant: 120

18. Italian Ice Tomato

Right up until the first frost, this odd but pretty tomato variety produces slightly ovular fruit with a striking cloudy-yellow coloring.

Italian Ice tomato plants will grow up to 6 feet tall and will require staking and a full-sun position for the healthiest, most robust yield.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Mild, low acidity
  • Fruit size: 1 inch
  • Time for fruits to mature: 65-85 days
  • Average yield per plant: 50+

19. Sunchocola Tomato

Sunchocola tomatoes have a sumptuous deep chocolate-reddish hue with a rich flavor to match!

This variety grows to well over 5 feet, performing best with the help of a heavy-duty cage/trellis. It will also benefit from a mulch layer to retain as much soil moisture as possible.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Indeterminate
  • Taste: Smoky and sweet with low acidity
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 60-67 days
  • Average yield per plant: 120-160

20. Sweetie Tomato

The high sugar content of this bright-red variety makes the fruit ideal for juice and preserves without using any additional sweeteners!

Sweetie tomatoes grow on vines stretching 4-5 feet tall and enjoy a long and heavy fruiting season, so plant these either in the ground or in a tall greenhouse to help them reach their full potential.

  • Determinate or indeterminate: Determinate
  • Taste: Very sweet and hearty
  • Fruit size: 1.5 inches
  • Time for fruits to mature: 75 days
  • Average yield per plant: 100+

Conclusion

As you can see, cherry tomatoes aren’t mere mini-mes of larger tomatoes — there’s a wealth of variations to choose from including different shapes, tall or more compact dwarf and super dwarf varieties, colors running the gamut from gold to green, and flavors ranging from tart to candy-sweet!

Don’t forget that each variety requires specific care to thrive (support trellises, deep containers, etc.) so master these, and you’ll have more cherry tomatoes than you know what to do with. Happy growing!