65 to 70 days from setting out transplants. Indeterminate. Unbelievably tiny, this perfectly round, red tomato packs more flavor into its very small space than others do with 10 times the diameter! A South American variety, Red Currant is a very heavy-yielding, long-season variety that sets enormous clusters of fruit so small that 4 of them fit onto a dime!
You might expect Red Currant to be a novelty rather than a tasty treat, but it is tangy and juicy, with a good burst of flavor in every tiny package. Sweet and tart simultaneously, the flavor is fairly intense. Dot Red Currant onto appetizers and other small-serving dishes for a big impact, scatter it into salads freely, and even float it on tomato-based soups!
This indeterminate plant keeps bearing from early season onward, but should be isolated from other tomato varieties in the garden if you want to save the seed for next year. (It crosses easily.) Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees F. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart. Pkt is 25 seeds.
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