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Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum 'Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet'

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Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet') at Roger's Gardens

Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato fruit

Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato fruit

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Cherry/Grape-Determinate

Description:

A beautiful, extra compact variety, producing clusters of scarlet cherry tomatoes; sweet and flavorful, perfect for snacking, salads and roasting; superb performance in patio containers, window sills and hanging baskets

Edible Qualities

Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces small clusters of scarlet round tomatoes (which are technically 'berries') with scarlet flesh which are usually ready for picking from mid summer to early fall. This is a determinate variety, which means it bears a full crop all at once. The tomatoes have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.

The tomatoes are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Canning

Planting & Growing

Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. This fast-growing vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant can be difficult to integrate into a landscape or flower garden, and is best grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Sweet N' Neat Cherry Scarlet Tomato is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing the canvas against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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