Get a load of these. They're Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes and they're ripening (almost) faster than we can eat them. Once you try one of these, you'll never go back to those insipid looking tomatoes at the supermarket that taste like cardboard. The Sweet 100s are like a taste explosion--you won't even want to take the time that's required to make a salad. You'll just pop them in your mouth one after another like I do. And I only share with people who are really (and I mean really) nice to me.
I bought these as tiny little plants online at White Flower Farm; however, I also saw them at the local nursery. I ordered them because my mom gave me a White Flower Farm gift certificate for Christmas--this has been a gift that keeps on giving. I have three plants in total--two red and one yellow (though more like gold). They're in rather large pots with tomato cages. They grow FAST and need lots of support. We even had to lash the cages to the deck railing when a couple of windstorms came through. Mine are now 5 feet tall and the fruit is about 1-inch around. They require full sun and are disease resistant. Some of the leaves are turning a bit yellow though I don't see signs of pests or fungus. They also get plenty of water. I think that because they are in pots, the nutrients in the soil get washed away with practically every watering. So even though I don't usually use much fertilizer, these plants demand it. So I use Espoma Tomato-tone.
Put Sweet 100s on your list for next year--and put people on notice that they better be nice.
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