Heredity: Open Pollinated

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Cherry
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Determinate
Earliness: Early
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
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.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
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: 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.
Parentage: Florida Basket x (Moneymaker x Geminix x Adagio x Stupicke x Sonata x Lycopersicon minutum)
Child plants: one child plant

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Micro Tom'.

Common names
  • Tomato
  • Micro Dwarf Tomato
Also sold as:
  • Micro-Tom

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Location: NE Arkansas
Date: 2017-07-05
MicroTom Booming

Date: 2020-07-16
  • Posted by mystlw (Ohio - Zone 6a) on Jun 26, 2016 7:29 PM concerning plant:
    Micro Tom is a cute novelty plant, with very compact branches that set lots of fruit. My granddaughters love the cute little tomatoes, but most tomato lovers are not impressed with the taste.
    I grow them almost every year in a window box and they do really well for me.
Plant Events from our members
dave On April 1, 2023 Miscellaneous Event
Today I finished another batch of seeds in ferment. About the same as two weeks ago.
dave On March 16, 2023 Miscellaneous Event
Today I took the seeds out of ferment. Dried very nicely. Haven't weighed the seeds yet but it looks like maybe an ounce.
dave On March 12, 2023 Harvested
For several days I have been harvesting ripe fruits and today I filled a quart jar with the pulp/seeds for fermentation.
dave On February 20, 2023 Fruit Ripened
There is one fruit on one of the plants that is starting to turn colors. It's not quite ripe yet but will be in another day or two. That makes a fruiting 61 days after germination, and 46 days after transplant.
dave On January 26, 2023 Miscellaneous Event
Some little fruits are setting.
dave On January 14, 2023 Bloomed
Got my first bloom today. These are fast growers.
dave On January 5, 2023 Transplanted
Transplanted these into their final grow beds under the 200W 4x4 growlight.
dave On December 21, 2022 Seeds germinated
dave On December 13, 2022 Seeds sown
Sowed 16 seeds.
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