Tomato Plants – Cherry, Grape, & Pear
Cherry and Grape tomatoes. Mini tomatoes in lots of colors and wonderful flavors. Our favorites? They are all delicious but … our personal favorites are Black Pearl (Black Cherry) and White Cherry.
At Falls Park Farmers Market, we offered pint boxes of mixed cherries of Sakura (red), Indigo Cherry (Indigo) , Extra Sweet (yellow), Black Pearl (black), and Sunpeach (pink).
Atomic Grape: Lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Phenomenal flavor. Won best of show at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo. Range in size from a large grape to plum-sized.
Black Pearl/Cherry: My personal absolute favorite! Rich and sweet. When chilled, has a unique, extra-sweet ‘Concord’ grape flavor.
Cherry Bomb: Classic cherry flavor. Firm, sweet, and well-balanced. High yields; vigorous plant. Red. A bomb of a cherry!
Cherry Punch: A punch of tomato flavor in a small fruit. Delicious red cherry.
Extra Sweet Cherry: Addictive sweetness and good disease resistance. A sister to Sungold but with sweeter flavor and brighter yellow color. Exceptional crack resistance.
Five Star Grape: Excellent, sweet flavor, and firm, meaty texture with few seeds and little juice. Wonderful compared to all the insipid grape tomatoes we were forced to endure all winter.
Indigo Cherry Drops: Striking, dark blue anthocyanin coloration and red flesh. Vigorous growth and yield. A beautiful cherry. Another favorite of mine.
Sakura: Early and delicious. Real sweet tomato flavor and firmness without being hard. Produces all season. A bit more compact but still indeterminate.
Sunpeach: A delicious pink cherry tomato. Another sister to Sun Gold but sweeter with excellent flavor. And pink!
White Cherry: Appealing pale yellow cherry with a mild tomato flavor. My second in favorites. Black Cherry is always first.
Yellow Grape: Deep yellow with mild, sweet flavor. Pairs beautifully with Five Star Grape.
Yellow Pear: Sweet, tangy yellow pear-shaped fruit. To my tongue, Yellow Pear is very, very mellow.
Atomic Grape, Black Pearl, Cherry Bomb, Cherry Punch, Extra Sweet Cherry, Five Star Grape, Indigo Cherry Drops, Sakura, Sunpeach, White Cherry, Yellow Grape, Yellow Pear