Pink/Red Cherry heritage tomato on Determinate plants.
Garden Pearl (also known as Gartenperle) is an unusual coloured cherry tomato. An early ripening, determinate, regular leafed tomato, one of the best varieties for hanging baskets and patio tubs. Pink to rosy red, small, bite sized fruits produced in cascades over a long cropping season. The fruits have an excellent taste but unlike many cherry tomatoes are more flesh than juice. Dwarf bush plants cascade and so should be lifted off the ground. We tend to grow them on the bench in the polytunnel which means that the plants can drape down without touching the ground.
In 2017 we grew them in pots suspended from the frame of the polytunnel and this worked well except for the fact that they needed to be kept well watered which was slightly more difficult.
In 2018 we grew them outdoors and they did well (it was a good year).
In 2019 we grew them indoors (as usual) and they were badly affected by grey mould as were most of our tomatoes as it was a damp and cold summer after a warm and dry spring.
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2020 Update: Sown in mid March, these seem to be growing well. We’re growing them outdoors as the polytunnel was destroyed over the winter and there is less space in the greenhouses for determinate varieties. First fruit showing 27th May.
- Fruit Type: Cherry
- Fruit Shape: Round Pointed
- Fruit Size: 1 inch
- Fruit Colour: Pink/Red
- Flesh Colour: Pink/Red
- Plant Type: Determinate
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Seed Type: Heritage
- Ripe Days: Early/Mid (55-75 Days)
- Taste: Sweet
- Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds
- Alternatives: None exactly
- Fruit per Truss: N/A
- Truss Spacing: N/A