Organic Cherry Ember Tomato

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Indeterminate 65 days to harvest Solanum Lycopersicum

We love the glorious sweetness of these gorgeous cherry tomatoes, each one a luminescent gem, like a striped heart-shaped apple, so creamy and so juicy. We also love that Cherry Ember rarely cracks, no matter the rain that falls!

This new tomato the joy of Phil Griffiths of Cornell plus the genius of countless generations of indigenous seedkeepers who have co-adapted with tomatoes for millennia. Within a few generations, this tomato will be a beloved heirloom here in the Finger Lakes and so far beyond.

At Fruition, we sow tomatoes in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.

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25 Seeds $3.95 In stock
50 Seeds $6.80 In stock
100 Seeds $12.80 In stock

Organic Cherry Ember Tomato

Indeterminate 65 days to harvest Solanum Lycopersicum

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We love the glorious sweetness of these gorgeous cherry tomatoes, each one a luminescent gem, like a striped heart-shaped apple, so creamy and so juicy. We also love that Organic Cherry Ember Tomato rarely cracks, no matter the rain that falls!

This new tomato the joy of Phil Griffiths of Cornell plus the genius of countless generations of indigenous seedkeepers who have co-adapted with tomatoes for millennia. Within a few generations, this tomato will be a beloved heirloom here in the Finger Lakes and so far beyond.

At Fruition, we sow tomatoes in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.

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3 reviews for Organic Cherry Ember Tomato

  1. Paddy (verified owner)

    Went a bit crazy and planted 14 different cherry tomatoes last year. I carefully chose what were said to be the most tasty in every color of cherry tomato to try to find the best. And at the last moment on a lark I added the brand new Cherry Ember. We did multiple rounds of taste testing during the season and every taster put Cherry Ember in their top 5, with several folks putting it in their top 3. Great looks, great taste, and a little bit firmer than many of the other cherry tomatoes grown. Yield was good despite the drought. My friends have asked me to grow some Cherry Ember seedlings for them this year.

  2. alexander.record (verified owner)

    Super delicious and sweet. This was the most consistent producer for us in this year’s drought and was the last variety we were picking red tomatoes from. I will absolutely grow these again.

  3. KJ (verified owner)

    I trialed 15 new varieties of tomatoes in my Zone 9b maritime home garden this summer, and Cherry Ember was one of my top performers. Early summer marine layers (fog and damp), alkaline soils, very limited water (Southern CA drought) and a lack of staking (got too busy & missed the staking window) or fertilizing (new garden area, soil is still being built up) and weed pressure negatively impacted yields on most of the other tomatoes but not this one. Our rampant wilt & blight barely touched it. It put out high yields of delicious, sweet, beautiful, large cherry/small saladette sized tomatoes all season long. As I write this at the end of December, the plants are healthy, bushy and green and are still setting fruit, despite several light frosts (and no protection). This one goes in the permanent collection for our garden and will be one I grow each year from now on. Highly recommend for coastal SoCal and other maritime Mediterranean climates.

    • Melissa Knox

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Thanks for being a part of the fruition community.

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Organic Cherry Ember Tomato

Transplant Only: Don’t start too early! Sow indoors 2 seeds/cell & thin to 1, 1/8” deep 6-8 weeks before last frost on a heat mat at 80°F to emergence, 75°F after. Pot up to 3-4” pots when first true leaves, planting 3/4 of the stem. Harden off & transplant outdoors after frost 2.5’ apart, again burying stem. Prune lowest stem ‘suckers.’ Water soil, not leaves.

Sowing Date: Indoors early Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Days to Germination: 7-10 days at 80°F
Days to Maturity: 60 days to fruit
Plant spacing: 2.5 feet
Height: Indeterminate

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