Cherry Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Mexico Midget') in the Tomatoes Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Cherry
Fruit Size: Tiny/Currant
Cherry
Fruit Weight: Less than 1 ounce
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
6 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Snacking
Drying
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Physiological Resistance: Blossom End Rot
Sunburn
Cracking
Heat
Splitting
Miscellaneous: Heirloom
Country: Mexico

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.

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The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by ATP Members
March 1, 2014

It's the week we've all been waiting for! Let's open Tomatoes and Peppers week with a look at the most popular varieties, as determined by the number of individuals who have posted comments and photos to the entries in our database.

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-29
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Date: 2014-07-16Grown from seeds from the Whitinger family
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Date: 8-10-13
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Date: 2013-08-11
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-29
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Date: 03-21-14Purchased from Whitinger Seed Company
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Comments:
Posted by Katie (Jacksonville, TX - Zone 8a) on Jul 1, 2013 6:41 PM

This tomato is very nice for drying. I like to take a cookie rack, cut the tomatoes along the side, and then I put them cut side up on the rack. After being left in the sun for 1 to 2 days, they are ready to eat.

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Posted by jon (Jacksonville, TX - Zone 8a) on Jul 16, 2013 5:08 PM

The 'Mexico Midget' tomato has a very good flavor. And it is crack resistant (for the most part). It is still blooming and I pick around one quart every week.

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Posted by Katie (Jacksonville, TX - Zone 8a) on Aug 18, 2013 11:40 AM

It likes to make flowers early, so I get tomatoes early.

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Posted by vic (North Carolina) on Jun 11, 2014 2:46 PM

This is my first year for growing Mexico Midget. They are very sweet and juicy!

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 25, 2015 Seeds germinated
dragonfetti On March 15, 2015 Seeds sown
In 'X' container in vermiculite
dragonfetti On February 21, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
None
dragonfetti On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
dragonfetti On December 9, 2014 Obtained plant
Received seeds from Planet Natural for sowing spring 2015
Weedwhacker On August 6, 2015 Fruit Ripened
First picking
Weedwhacker On June 17, 2015 Transplanted
Weedwhacker On May 17, 2015 Potted up
Weedwhacker On April 16, 2015 Seeds sown
Indoors
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Worth a thousand words by eclayne Jun 29, 2013 3:14 PM 1
Great harvest! by dave Jul 16, 2014 1:01 PM 1

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