Petite, delicious yellow tomatoes that grow in abundance. Yellow Currant tomatoes are the smallest edible tomato, each fruit weighing an average of just three grams
Petite, delicious yellow tomatoes that grow in abundance.
Yellow Currant tomatoes are the smallest edible tomato, each fruit weighing an average of just three grams and measuring just over a centimeter in diameter. The round, yellow fruits are notable for their intense sweet-tart flavor and firm, juicy texture. They have a thin glossy skin with two inner cells that tend to be seedy, but pack an exceptionally sweet, true tomato flavor due to their high levels of sugar and acid. The strong, sprawling indeterminate plants are disease resistant and high yielding, producing copious amounts of the tiny fruit throughout the season. The plants have small, delicate leaves with a more acrid odor than other varieties, and the stems of the plants are petite and lanky.
Yellow Currant tomatoes are available in the summer and fall.
Yellow Currant tomatoes are members of the large and diverse Solanaceae family, also known as the Nightshade family, which includes more than three thousand known species. Currant tomatoes are botanically named Solanum Pimpinellifolium, an independent species of tomato, and one of two edible species alongside the common tomato, Lycopersicon esculentum. The miniature fruit hangs in clusters resembling currants, hence their name. There are numerous cultivars of Currant tomatoes, both Red and Yellow types, including Sweet Pea, Sugar Plum, and Hawaiian, which are considered to be among the sweetest varieties. Currant tomatoes have proven to be scientifically very valuable as they are closely related to one of the original wild species, which grows near the coasts of northern Peru, and their DNA has been the starting point for comparing gene evolution within the Solanaceae family. Although Currant tomatoes are a different species, they will readily cross with garden tomatoes, and because of their disease resistance and their habit of producing fruit in long trusses, Currant tomatoes have been crossbred with other tomato types to create many of the modern cherry tomato cultivars.
Days To Maturity: 60 days
Fruit Weight: 1 ounce
Sun: Full Sun
Spread: 18 inches
Height: 36-40 inches
Sow Method: Indoor Sow
Planting Time: Spring
Sow Time: 6-8 weeks BLF
Thin: 18 inches
Life Cycle: Annual