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Old 10-01-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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Currant Tomatoes

I ordered some Currant Tomato seeds for next year. They are grown in South America and Hawaii they grow in clusters and are so small only four of them will fit on a dime. Anyone heard of these?

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Old 10-01-2008, 07:59 PM   #2
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I've not, but sounds like fun!!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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I've not, but sounds like fun!!!
Check this out Uncle Bob I bet they would grow great where you live. They are wild tomatoes.
Park Seed: Tomato Red Currant - A miniature cherry tomato one-fourth the size of a dime, grown in bunches; very rare and flavorful.
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They're cute, Ill definitely give it a go next season. Looks like something great to throw in a salad, although picking them might be a little tedious. Also, nice to snack on while out in the garden
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Check this out Uncle Bob I bet they would grow great where you live. They are wild tomatoes.
Park Seed: Tomato Red Currant - A miniature cherry tomato one-fourth the size of a dime, grown in bunches; very rare and flavorful.
would this one work in container garden? what a great site for seeds. they have certain ones for container gardening. gonna do it for sure in spring.

maybe a few now of the fall ones. i am excited to get started.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:13 AM   #6
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Tried them last summer but they didn't survive - don't know why cuz my other types did just fine - all container grown.
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They sound yummy but I have a pet Peking duck named Waldo who loves my cherry tomatoes will chase them like a dog, well he would strip the plants clean. He is in charge of the side yard so much so he stole our fish pond and ate all the water hyacinths.
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i have grown them for a couple of years now. A friend gave me a plant one year that she got from MSU's Agricultural center. They are really cute and loaded with flavor. I put mine in the garden and they grew about 10 feet tall. Drooping over the fence they looked beautiful. I just save some seeds for the next year and start all over again. I don't know why they wouldn't work in a container, a large container though! Someone once told me that the success to container gardening is too fool the plant into thinking it's growing in the garden. I use those large tubs that trees are sold in at the nurseries. Try the container and let us know how things grow!
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I have never grown them stumbled upon them looking at other tomato seeds. With 25 seeds per pack one could try growing some in containers and some in the ground. I'm excited to try these.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #10
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I grew white currant tomatoes this summer. They are immense plants full of zillions of tomatoes that are so sweet that I think you could dry them for raisins.

They don't keep very well, unless you clip the bunches off the vine with a pair of scissors. If you just pull the tomatoes off, they split and rot very quickly.
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