Solanum pimpinellifolium (Currant Tomato) [12 Seeds]


Germination Information: Sow 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep in moist growing mix indoors in early to mid spring, under lights or on a warm, bright windowsill. Transplant to your garden once the chance of frost has passed.

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The pea-sized, red fruits of currant tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium) may not provide a huge harvest, but they make a fun snack to enjoy while you’re out in your garden (kids tend to love them!), and they are ornamental too. To make picking easy and show off the plant to best advantage, I plant it against some kind of trellis or next to a bamboo pole or a post, then use yarn or Velcro strips to gather the slender stems around the support as they grow. The indeterminate plants usually reach 6 to 8 feet tall here when handled that way. I like to add another vine to the same support for extra interest, such as red noodle bean (Vigna unguiculata ‘Red Noodle’), pretzel bean (V. unguiculata ‘Pretzel Bean’), cardinal climber (Ipomoea x multifida), or some other morning-glory relative. Full sun. Annual. Like other tomatoes, it may self-sow.

Collected in mid to late August 2023. At least 12 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.

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