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 some other 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 starting in late August 2022. At least 10 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.