May 12th, 2011
This year I’m growing a new variety of Tomato (for me at least) called Sweet Pea Currant. The shops were full of the tiny pea-sized Tomatoes last year and they were all the rage in mum’s circles because toddlers loved them.
I hadn’t seen the seed for sale until this year and I’ve even seen small plants for sale at some garden centres too – finally they veer away from racks and racks of Gardeners Delight, Shirley and Alicante (nothing wrong with those varieties but it’s nice to see something new).
Anyway, I’m growing Sweet Pea Currant with some seed that I got from Victoriana Nursery. But there are other places to buy the seed.
Apparently the plant is a cordon type but you should treat it as a bush variety because if you pinch out all the side shoots then the yield will be too small. As I’ve never grown them before I’m not sure how big the plants will be but I’m guessing smaller than your average Tomato.
I can’t wait to harvest the sweet little Tomatoes and I’m sure that once Jackson finds them he will be picking them himself and I won’t get a look in.
Anyone else growing this type? What is your flagship Tomato this year?
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