Cherry Tomatoes

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Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

Originally known to Aztecs as xitomatl ("plump thing with a navel"), cherry tomatoes are a rich source of nutrients and are an easy entry into vegetable gardening.

Why We Love Them

We can't think of better summer time snack than a few cherry tomatoes freshly picked from the garden.


Cover your bases by placing limestone along the bottom of the plant's hole or container (which should be in full sun), and fertilize thoroughly.

Garden Bed Buddies

The best companion plants for cherry tomatoes are basil, dill, and peppers. Avoid cabbage and potatoes.

Ground Control To Major Tomato

For the past 15 years, NASA has sent tomato seeds into space and then has brought them back to classrooms to study the effects on space on plant growth.