Tomato Chiapis Wild Tom

A Pea sized red heritage tomato on a short indeterminate plant.


Indeterminate very early small red cherry tomato, resistant to many diseases. Cold resistant and therefore continues to produce fruits late in the season.

This tomato originates from Chiapas state in Southern Mexico. Like all indeterminate tomatoes it is theoretically a perennial but grown in the UK as an annual from new seed each year. The plant is short (max about 4ft) and straggly. As the tomatoes are pea sized and the plant only short, we actually grow this more like a semi-determinate, allowing all the sideshoots to grow and tying them in rather than limiting the number of cordons.

The resulting plant attracts our grandchildren who pick and eat the fruit as they go past.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Cherry
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Pea Sized
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Ripe Days: Early (55-65 days)
  • Taste: Tart
  • Our Source: 2016 Seed Swap
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Alternatives: Sweet Pea Currant
  • Fruit per Truss: N/A
  • Truss Spacing: N/A

We haven’t found a UK source for these seeds, if you know of one, let us know.