Tomato, Mexico Midget
Winner of Seed Savers Exchange’s 2014 Tomato Tasting. Hundreds of ½-¾" dark red cherry tomatoes on each plant. Huge tomato flavor for such small fruits. Great for salads or selling in pints. Plants produce throughout the entire growing season.
- 60-70 days from transplant
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Winner of SSE’s 2014 Tomato Tasting
- Dark red fruits grow to ½-¾ inch
- Bursting with tomato flavor
- Very productive
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 - You should start your tomato seeds indoors in soil trays or pots about 6 weeks before you plant them outside. Sow the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and wait 7-14 days for them to germinate. As they grow you may need to re-pot them to give their roots space to develop. When all chance of frost has passed and the soil has warmed to at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit you can plant your tomatoes out. Leave around 24-36 inches between the plants. Tomatoes should be grown with some form of support, such as staking, cages, or a trellis. This variety will be mature about 60-70 days after transplanting.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Little firecracker of a tomato!
by Jersey Mike
These little firecrackers pack a punch! Absolutely love these, the kids eat them off the plants like they’re candy. So sweet and so tomatoey. Prolific... you’d think it was a berry bush not a tomato plant!
Not the best bang for your buck fruit wise
by Jason (North Florida)
Germinated well using a wet paper towel in a plastic bag (nearly 100%). My issue is that while they are producing fruit, they require just as much work as say the Italian Heirloom tomatoes and have a significantly less yield. Basically you need have a lot of room to grow a large number of plants to provide enough fruit for just one salad.
Great little tomato
by Jeff (Maryland)
Planted indoors in February, outdoors early May, first fruit by July 4th. Very productive, had continuous fruit all summer, picked ripe ones every few days. Very tasty, best yield of all the tomatoes planted this year.
Will grow again!
Extremely productive, did not suffer from blight when all my other tomato plants did. Excellent flavored small cherry tomatoes for salad or a sun dried tomato snack. Definitely will grow again!
This is the third year these tomatoes have self-seeded and grown to 7+ feet high. They’re populating the neighborhood with the help of our local critters. The tomatoes are delicious, but I’m slightly disturbed by their robustness year after year.
I grew these for the first time (winter sown method) in 2020. I had two plants and both were prolific! I gave two transplants to neighbors who had the same result. Tall and study vines, no pests or diseases, clusters of smaller but sweet snd tasty tomatoes well into September. I’ll grow this one again for sure.
Highly productive tomato
I’ve grown these tomatoes for years. I first few them in zone 9 in southern CA, did amazing! I grew them again once I moved to TN zone 7b and they grew amazing here too. I even used old seeds and they still germinated very well. They performed the best out of all the tomato varieties I grew, and I remember them doing that in the past as well. They produce so well I almost can’t keep up. They even withstood our first frost when all the other tomato varieties didn’t make it, they kept going! I will be growing this variety every year now, it’s a keeper!
Years ago bought transplants, been growing from saved seeds since. great producer of candy tomatoes
My Choice for "Cherry"
Last season my first attempt at seeding and growing anything, ever and these were a WINNER. Along w/ 'Italian Heirloom' and a non-SSE cherry tomato, I started 'Mex. Midg.' from seed and transplanted outside after frost (Zone 5b). I had 2 of these plants going in raised beds and 1 plant going in a container. All of them produced incredibly. I had fresh tomatoes as early as July 10th and by July 20th 2 of the 3 plants were more than 8 ft tall! They continued to fruit well into October.
Very productive but flavor just okay
Although the Mexico Midget tomato was very productive, I will not be growing these again. The tomatoes are sweet, but also have a somewhat strong acidity that I do not like, nor did my family. The plant also shoots suckers off like crazy and tries to turn into a bush much more so than other cherry varieties I've grown and really is a pain to manage. It held up somewhat decently to disease and pests, but was hit harder than my other varieties. If you don't like tomato acidity, I'd skip this one.
Intense tomato flavor!
Tried them this summer for the first time. Just tasted the first couple yesterday. Intensely tomatoey flavor!!! Fast growing. This and Sun Sugar now rank as my two favorite cherry tomatoes!
A Definite Winner!
by Tomato Bob
Very easy to grow. Lots of tomatoes. The perfect salad tomato without cutting. Just barely bite size.
Taste wonderful broiled with other vegetables in the toaster oven with salt, pepper, and a little olive oil. Broil until the tomatoes begin to burst. Intense wonderful flavor.
Grown on my deck in a one gallon grow bag. Water daily for just a couple of minutes. Fertilize weekly. Don't grow too tall. A 6 foot bamboo stake and a tomato cage works great.
Mexican Midget Cherry Tomatoes are Invasive
The tomatoes from this plant are outstanding in taste and overwhelming in production. However, I unhappily discovered that the plant is invasive with roots that reached throughout my 4x8 raised garden in its entirety. Tomato plants multiplied along that root system same as thistle and smothered other produce except sweet peas. It has been impossible for me to remove all the roots due to the depth and length of each tentacle. I noticed the aggressive root system last year during harvest and thought the roots would decompose over winter, but they did not. I garden organically so don't want to use any herbicide. Any suggestions on how to eliminate the root system to prevent another disaster in my garden?
Seed Savers Response - A strong root system is the sign of a healthy plant and this particular tomato needs a large root system to maintain the highly productive plants.
Best Tomato taste!
by MN Cindy
Mexico Midget are the best. My plants became shrubs. So much fruit, and the tastiest cherry tomatoes I have ever had. My Chihuahuas love them too. They pick them right of the vine!
by Matt C
What a wonderful surprise! These plants produce loads of delightful tasting little gems all season. Mexican Midgets are now a permanent fixture in our garden. I am not a fan of tomatoes, but these are an exception.
Thank you Seed Savers!
Super Sweet and prolific
I could not keep my boys from eating the entire 2 plants harvest, about 12 a day at low times and 24 at its height, each day. In my part shade conditions, it grew tall and thin, but was still very productive in a pot.
This is one of my favorite cherry tomatoes. The taste is bold like a meaty tomato. Very prolific and small and bite size. I grow this every year in Michigan.
5 to 8 pounds a week!
We've been growing Mexico Midget as long as SSE has been offering them. In the height of the season, we're harvesting anywhere from 5 to 8 lbs a week from 2 plants! Yes, incredible yields. The plants are very bushy and we train the vines to grow "flattened" on a trellis for easier picking. This tomato is the most prolific we've ever grown and one of the most deliciously flavorful. After 40 years of tomato growing, this little cherry is the pinnacle.
produces extremely well but taste okay.
I grew them last year, and they produce unbelievable. The taste was okay. I wouldn't buy them again because of the taste. I thought they tasted like I bought them at a store very plain.