Cherry Roma Tomato
Winner of Seed Savers Exchange’s 2013 Tomato Tasting. Introduced to SSE by Meilie Moy-Hodnett of Maryland in 1999. Incredibly heavy set of 1" long plum-shaped fruits. Addictive sweet-spicy flavor, great fresh or dried. Fruits hold well for extended periods.
- 75-80 days from transplant
- ±23,000 seeds/oz
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Winner of SSE’s 2013 Tomato Tasting
- Very productive
- Red, plum-shaped fruits grow to 1 inch
- Addictive sweet-spicy flavor
- Great fresh or dried
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
We have grown this tomato two years in a row. Once in Washington State and once in California. Both produced very sweet and prolific tomatoes. They grow in cluster vines throughout the season and have a pretty arrangement. The last year we had one grow over 12 feet tall. Germination was not an issue and we had too many starts for our garden. I recommend for any climate.
Wow! Delicious and bountiful!
by Ellen in So Cal
These tomatoes are incredibly productive and delicious when eaten right off the vine. Even the tiniest ones burst with flavor in your mouth! I have six plants that were planted on June 3rd. When I removed my cucumbers halfway through the summer, these tomato vines took over my trellises. Here it is January, and I'm still harvesting tomatoes by the pint.
The only grape type tomato you'll ever need.
These come up as volunteers every year ever since the first time we planted them. They make tons of tomatoes and are great for eating raw or making ketchup and paste.