I have four healthy cherry tomato vines and fully anticipated I would be plucking the tender beauties throughout the summer for garden salads. But the cherry tomatoes had other ideas. I have had very few to date, but in the next few weeks I will have them in spades. The vines are dragging the ground, they are so loaded.
I don’t know why the cherry and grape tomatoes wait until so late in the summer to produce, but mine always do. Tim Tigner, a fellow backyard gardener, said he was having the same experience, his cherry tomatoes were late as well.
I suppose it really doesn’t matter when they come in, as long as we get a few. In addition to being great in salads, they are delicious as is – just pop a few in your mouth and enjoy their delightful flavor. They are also good when baked in the oven at a high temperature with other veggies like broccoli and carrots
Cherry tomatoes include a variety of sizes ranging from thumb-sized to as big as a golf ball. Some are included in the Plum Tomato variety while others are classified as Grape Tomatoes. They are all good and usually quite prolific, even if they are never on time.