This compact, cherry-size tomato has been hailed as a breakthrough. It is perfectly sized for growing in a container on your patio. For its size, it produces tons of ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes present prominently. Juicy fruits have a tender skin and perfect sweet to acid balance, with a Brix value of about 9. The somewhat heart-shaped tomatos are fun and interesting. They look especially cool when sliced in half, which shows off the heart-shape to best effect. The tomato shape helps this veggie be ornamental as well as yummy. These plants will produce tomatoes for an extended period of time and thrive in heat and humidity. Fruit ripens in about 65 to 72 days. The plant is determinate, which means it will maintaine it's tidy size. Support should not be needed.
Plant Type: Annual
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 8 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 12 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: Yellow
Flower Shade: Yellow - not grown for flowers
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Deep Green
Container Role: Filler
Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Moderate
Bloom Time: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: Consistent
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Uses: Container Landscape
This is a container tomato that will prolifically produce cherry-sized tomatoes with great taste. The compact size works will in patio planters, window boxes and would be a fun hanging basket plant where it will cascade and allow for easy harvest. It should not need to be staked or caged to grow it successfully. This tomato will produce fruit for an extended period of time. If you are growing this plant in a container, a 12" diameter (3 gallon volume) is the minimum necessary size. The ideal size would be a 14" to 18" (5-7 gallon) container.
Goodhearted is a determinate plant, which means this tomato does not grow as large as indeterminate tomatoes. They will need to be kept from getting excessively dry. Consistent watering and regular fertilization will be key to keeping your plant in full production mode. They can be grown in containers, a minimum of 10 inches in diameter is suggested. They should not need staking or a tomato cage, but support can be used if necessary. These plants have good disease resistance and with proper care should provide fruit throughout the season. Scout for tomato pests and treat the plants if necessary.