Origin: North American cultivar
Tomato 'Mexico Midget'
Preferred Situation: Full sun; well draining fertile soil
Harvest Date: Friday 19 September, 2008
Seed count: 15-20
60-65 days. A prolific indeterminate currant type with fruits weighing 5 g or half the size of the average cherry. Produces hundreds of fruits throughout the season until frost. Very prolific plants continue producing heavily throughout the entire season right up to frost. Fruits are scarlet, perfectly round with a rich fresh tangy, zippy, flavour that finishes with a little spice…very addicting. Great for salads, eating out of hand or for cooking. Use strong stakes for this one or gracefully drape it over a low arch so the kids can help themselves.
Open pollinated. Bigger the roots at transplant (mid May) bigger the harvest. Prune sparingly. Protect from rain; water at plant base never foliage except foliar feeds. Heavy feeder; use balanced organic fertilizer. Excess nitrogen= leaves no fruit; no calcium=blossom end rot; extreme heat=blossom drop.
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. All tomatoes drop their blooms when temperatures reach 85 F or greater, so make sure your tomatoes don't get over heated. Blossom end rot is a nutritional disorder where a lack of calcium causes the fruit to rot from the blossom end so be sure you use something like rock phosphate (22% calcium) when amending your tomato beds/growing medium. Use mulch to retain moisture or prevent water from splashing up on your plants as tomatoes hate having their foliage wet...NEVER WATER FROM ABOVE...its like someone splashing a cold bucket of water on you! See our tomato article under 'Confessions of a Mad Gardener' for growing information.