Matt's Wild Cherry - Heirloom Tomato
Matt's Wild Cherry
Solanum lycopersicum var cerasiforme
This tiny tasty red gem is a real wild tomato brought to you from Hidalgo in Eastern Mexico, a region famous for domesticating great tomatoes. Many consider its exceptional flavor the best of the best.
Thousands of tiny red fruit grow on tall rangey plants. They start fruiting early and keep producing when every other tomato is finished for the season.
Sprinkle these jewels into a salad. Pop them in your mouth (or someone else's mouth).
Matt's Wild Cherry loves heat and grows best in tropical climates. Indeterminate. 60 days.
Thoroughly moisten your seed-starting mix, and then fill your pots/containers to within 1/2" of the top.
Place two or three seeds into each small container or each cell of a seed starter. Cover the seed with about 1/4" of soil.
Water to ensure good seed-to-mix contact. You can use a plant mister or just dribble a stream of water over the top. You don't need to soak the soil, just moisten the top layer.
(You don't want to heavily water and "push" seeds to deep that they can't germinate.)
Keep the mix moist but not soaking wet. Lay some plastic kitchen wrap and a rubber band over pots to keep in heat and moisture.
Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot or on top of a heat mat. (Seeds won't germinate until the soil itself is 75-80 degrees.)
Check pots daily. As soon as you see sprouts, remove the covering and place the pots in a sunny window or under grow lights, keeping the lights just an inch or two above the tops of the plants.