Tony Teolis/ January 31, 2015/ Gardens/ 2 comments

Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato

Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato

This amazing tomato video is of just one plant! Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato Seeds from SouthernExposure.com Get some today. Support these folks on a Virginia farm. The Cherry Tomato plant Solanum lycopersicum is one of my most prolofic crops. The cherry tomatoes will produce from mid July through September and never fail in allowing at least one salad’s worth of tomatoes per day per plant! A few plants and you have real productivity. Although I love my other tomato varieties this Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato is the best in taste and bounty that I ahve experienced in 6 growing season. I have been growing this variety for at least the last three season and as I improve on my starts from seed methods and transplants as well as placement in the gardens the plant seems to improve.

The plant featured in today’s video is just one plant I grew on a whim out of an asparagus bed. It is supproted by a 6 foot by 5 foot trellis on a hugel bed next to it. Last year I grew a Matt’s Wild Cherry inthe hugel bed and that went cray productive as well. In fact it grew so well it needed 2 trellises to support it.

It won’t be long til it’s time to start seeds again.

Seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

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  1. I grew Matts cherry tomatoes for the first time this summer, and they are very sweet, the only problem is they are so small and fragile that they split when I try to harvest them. I barely apply any pressure and they are ruined so I have to throw them out. I won’t grow them ever again because of this. It’s too bad too because they do have a great flavor, but what a waste when 2/3 split when I pick them. I even tried to harvest them slightly under ripe in hopes the skin would be a little tougher but no luck. It was worth trying once. I’ll stick to my sweet 100’s.

    1. I’m sorry to have read about your Matt’s not being so wild. Over time I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t for my climate. This was another year where the stupice did not thrive but Matt’s cherry sure did where it was planted. I only watered early in the season and since July we’ve been fortunate with rain following the heat waves. My gardens are built to slow water and pool it underground. This has allowed for continued tomato growth even during the present dearth.

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