Tomato (Cherry) Growing Guide

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme

Tomato (Cherry)

Crop Rotation Group

Solanaceae (Potato and tomato family) 


Rich soil with plenty of added compost.


Sunny position.

Frost tolerant



Weekly liquid feed from mid summer onwards.


Single Plants: 50cm (1' 7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 45cm (1' 5") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in pots under cover in mid spring and plant out in early summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Tie upright types to canes with string to support the weight of the fruit. Remove side shoots which grow in the angle between the leaf stems and the main stem of the plant.


Pick regularly as soon as the fruits are ripe. This encourages production of more tomatoes.


Blossom end rot patches on the bottom of fruits are a nutritional disorder best prevented by growing tomatoes in well-prepared soil with constant light moisture. Yellow leaves indicate lack of magnesium, so apply liquid feed.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Tomato (Cherry)