Mexico Midget Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

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SKU:
V1530
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
60-70 days
Type:
Indeterminate
Size:
Small Cherry
Color:
Red
Days to Germination:
5-7 days @ 75-95F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
12"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Ripe Mexico Midget Heirloom Tomatoes - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
  • Ripening Mexico Midget Heirloom Tomatoes - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
  • Green Mexico Midget Heirloom Tomatoes with flowers - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
  • Mexico Midget Heirloom Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
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Description

Mexico Midget Tomato - The Flavor of a Giant

The taste of a beefsteak tomato disguised into a package the size of a small cherry, the Mexico Midget is an heirloom tomato with an addictive, luscious flavor that will have you growing it year after year. Hundreds of fast-maturing, small marble-sized fruits appear on each plant over an extended growing season, often only stopping due to frost.

It grows like a weed and will volunteer freely, though oddly like other wild related tomatoes it takes a while to germinate on purpose. Hidden in the tiny red round fruits is an intense, rich flavor of any of your treasured beef-steak varieties. They probably will not make it out of your garden to your kitchen!

History

This heirloom tomato originally came from Barney Laman a gardener from Chico, California. He claimed they were the world's smallest tomato. The seeds were collected by Barney's brother, a New Mexico truck driver, who was hauling hay to Texas and collected them from someone who told him they originated in Mexico. The Mexico Midget surely has wild genes in its heritage.

Uses

Raw or cooked the tomato is one of the most widely used and versatile foods from your garden. Use fresh in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. 

Growing Tip

Tomatoes suffer more transplant shock than other vegetables, but you can minimize this by hardening them off for a week or two first. This means setting them outdoors in their pots in a protected place so that they get some warm sun, a little gentle wind, and even some cool (not freezing) nights. This will help them adjust to some of the stresses of real life before having their roots transplanted into the ground. 

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