Sweet Pea Currant Tomato
The best red currant tomato we offer to gardeners. Hundreds of fruits per plant. Excellent tomato flavor with a hint of wine. Fruits are borne in trusses of 10-12 on plants with a spreading habit. Great for use as a garnish. Introduced by Seed Savers Exchange in 2004.
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Bright red, ¼ inch fruits
- Excellent tomato flavor
- Fruits are borne in trusses of 10-12
- Hundreds of fruits per plant
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
Pea sized red tomato!
by Mac C.
Tiny, pea sized, bright to dark red tomato that is bursting with flavor. Quite prolific!
Great little tomato
Great burst of flavor when used in salads. My friend's son would eat them by the handful. Buying again this year.
I'm sure there was nothing wrong with the seeds but I wonder if I was incorrectly led to believe they'd do fine in my zone (10b). I started them in a proper mixture and though they looked fine they took months to be hearty enough to transplant into the ground. I planted them 10/20 and it wasn't until about 1/21 that I got them in the ground. The growth was slow but they did look good. As of 6/21, they produced only 4 tomatoes (they tasted great) and even though I have them under shadecloth they are already starting to brown and die. Plenty of flowers, sprawling vines, etc., just no fruit. Perhaps they are not itended for my zone but I've never had issues with other small varieties. Most strange, though, is how slow they've been growing (my soil is very good). It just seems like taking seven months before fruit appeared...and only four...is a bit extreme.
Cutest tomato ever! (And so sweet)
by Darcy E
This is BY FAR my favorite tomato. It has been extremely prolific and the fruits are very sweet and downright adorable. It has an aggressive vining growth pattern so be sure to stay on top of it to keep it where you want it. It seems to be indestructible and has withstood my pruning and manhandling without batting an eye. Will definitely plant this variety again.
Amazingly small fruit
These were the tiniest cherry tomatoes I've ever seen. Easy for kids to reach and eat. Extremely prolific as in I couldn't keep up. Tast was good too. Not bland and not super sweet, but good enough to still grow. I grew these in my high tunnel, and they did well, but too sprawly for a tunnel. Would do great outside. These would be amazing in a basket of mixed types of cherry tomatoes.
These were very prolific, but have extremely thick and tough skin. It'd be fine if they were larger and you could peel it off, but impractical due to their small size.
These grew well in my garden (5b), even the ones I didn't water very much. They seem quite hardy. They produced dozens of blueberry-sized tomatoes that were really delicious. Amazing flavor. I mostly just ate them by the handful, but I also threw them into rice & beans and other dishes. The only negative is that it is time consuming to harvest all the little tomatoes. I'm growing them again (as well as a larger tomato).
Wild tomato, sweet and almost carefree
These grow wild in my yard and pop up everywhere. Tiny and very sweet. The birds eat them and spread them. They actually do better just by squishing the ripe fruit directly on the ground. These are very large plants so they need to be trellised or given a lot of space to sprawl. These tomatoes are disease resistant.
Hanging basket/patio pot! Pick a handful toss/Salad
Grew like crazy! I ordered these from SSE and planted a few years ago (2020?). Numerous little tiny pea size tomatoes. Plants grew like crazy! Tomatoes tasted great! However I have a bad back & these sprawled low to the ground! I did not see the value of staking, so I will not be planting them again(in ground) due to that reason even though I have seed. I am going to try them in a hanging basket or patio pots. SO IF you order plant in a hanging basket or a patio pot that would be excellent! Oh and they would be great to pick a little handful to throw into a salad no slicing and dicing!