Notable for its prolific loads of red, meaty, 1-oz fruits. Our earliest and only determinate cherry tomato, which thrives both indoors or outdoors without protection. Washington Cherry’s thick skin resists cracking better than any other cherry tomato we’ve grown. For peak flavor, allow fruits to ripen a few days beyond initially turning red. On the large side for a cherry tomato, which helps quickly fill the pint containers! Great for the beginning gardener intimidated by growing tomatoes. Developed at WSU. Determinate.
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Start indoors mid-March through early May.
Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°.
Seed depth: 1/8”. Plant spacing: deter. 12-18”, indeter. 24-36”.
Harden off before planting in ground.
Plant in full sun after danger of frost has passed.
Indeterminate varieties will require trellising.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!