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Texas Wild Cherry

  • TM012
  • Solanum lycopersicum.  All we really know is that seed of this tomato was collected from a patch of apparently "wild" tomatoes in southern Texas. Sprawling plants produce tons of small, tasty, cherry-type tomatoes. Early-maturing and very productive! One of the stars of our 2012 tomato trials in Patagonia, Arizona (4000'), they've also been super productive in our 2021 Tucson grow-out.  From our Seed Bank Collection.

    • Approx. 0.1g/40 seeds per packet.
    • Indeterminate.
    • Limit 3 packets.
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Texas wild cherry tomatoes

Yes the seeds will sprout slowly . Yes the plants loves higher temperatures than normal. Depending on area start a few seeds like maybe six . And you’ll be all set. Tomatar quiz . did you know that all Tomatoes are self-pollinating! meaning they have flowers that contain both the male and female parts, so more than one plant is not needed for reproduction. The pollen falls within the flower to pollinate itself. That doesn't mean insects and wind aren't important, though. They can help pollinate self-pollinating plants. So that means all over ripe maters will produce viable seeds for next year’s crop. Let me explain the propagation process so take the tomatoes and pulp them mean a 3 or 5 gallon bucket works nice . And water start breaking tomatoes apart . In this case you would like to use the smashing method placed your tomatoes in bucket about 3 quarters full and start smashing after you get done smashing over ripe fruit. Let stand for about 2 or 3 hours. Mix the smashed tomato pulp water mixture . Let ferment 3 to 5 days mixing once a day with a stick . After that you need Mesh Strainer works very well. Take all leftover tomato’s pulp toss in a compost Ben or your local trash can. With what’s left over strain . Place seeds in a dark dry cool area newspaper works well when drying seeds . Cabinets works well Then dry seeds for a week. After that process is done your are ready to place seeds in a envelope or a air tight container. Store seeds in a dark dry cool location of your choice.

Mary Ryan
Seeds were OK, but…

I grew these tomatoes very successfully in 2022, but since then I have had problems getting them to grow. This is not the seeds fault by any stretch of the imagination, but rather my inability to find a proper medium. I stll have some of my 2022 crop in the freezer. I passed some seeds along to my sister, who is a Master Gardener. I’m sure she will have better results! I will definitely order again next year .

Rebecca Miller
If you wanna grow tomatoes without a struggle

I was burned out fighting weather, birds, pests in Phoenix. Decided to give these a shot, since they were supposedly found growing in the wild. Easy sprouting, delicious tomatoes, low bird problem (the sprawling helps hide the fruit from the birds), low pest problem. They lasted better into the Phoenix summer than any tomatoes I've grown before, although they did give up the ghost finally when temps last summer went over 115 . . . and just STAYED there (stewed tomatoes, anyone?). But they reseeded, I've got lots more plants, TONS of fruit, and just hoping they beat the heat for ripening. I've already harvested a handful, crossing fingers for rest of fruit.

I've learned from Native Seed/SEARCH how to grow veggies (okay, fruit in this case) WITH our climate, instead of fighting it and am finding it much less frustrating.

Really enjoys the heat

I purchased this cultivar a few years ago. I've been planting them in raised beds for three seasons.
The first year I planted, I put them in a little late. I didn't expect much but it was only a few seeds wasted. However, in the most intense part of Central Texas summer, it's sprouted and continued growing and proliferating until the first hard frost.
If direct seating, and enjoys a slow growth cycle until it really begins to heat up. I've even experimented with transplanting the seedlings at depth while they mature. That seemed to work well. Tasty, prolific and extremely easy to grow. If a fruit drops you will get multiple seedlings in that spot every time. Really enjoy this cultivar.

Gerald Dyson
So far so good

All seeds planted germinated and have grown well. Blossoms have set and small bunches are starting to form. Looking forward to harvest.