- Tomato Plants
- Sweet Pea
Ok, this was the winner of the most fun tomato of the 2020 grow out. Because this is a wild type tomato, isolation is important to keep the seed strain pure. Wild types have a slightly different flower structure that allows for random crossing with other tomatoes. Notice the photo and the fact that it seems up in the air. It was! I grew it out on our second story deck and what fun that was! This is by far the tiniest tomato we have ever grown WITHOUT the problems I have had with other Currant (small wild types) varieties. So, why was this such a fun one? To start, they start setting fruit often while still in the pot! I shipped a lot of these that had tomatoes on them. From that point, they simply don't stop until they finally die! I enjoy these tiny types, but they usually have issues. First issue is that most often they crack really badly. Nearly every fruit is ruined before you can pick them. The second problem is flavor. Some are really good, great in fact- if you can get them before they crack. Then, some taste like the bottom of a bird cage. Sweet Pea is unique...it does not ever crack. The skin is firm, it almost pops when you first chew it. The flavor? Kinda' like a big tomato- not the super sweet taste I associate with Currant tomatoes. Have a sunny spot on your deck? Try this one there. You can appreciate the beauty of these miniature jewels.