There are many small tomato varieties to choose from if you’re looking for a tasty, nutritious meal. Whether you’re in the mood for a heirloom or a newer variety, there’s a small tomato for you.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a small tomato variety is that it should have a good flavor, be easy to grow, and be well suited for your particular growing conditions.
The following is a list of the 12 best small tomato varieties for you to try..
1. Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim is a tomato that is small enough to fit in a container or tub. It’s a determinate variety of tomato that produces small, bright red cherry tomatoes that are about 34 inch (2 cm) in size.
You’ll be able to harvest in 60 days because they’re fast growing.
2. Cherry Cocktail
cherry cocktail is a small tomato variety that is full of flavor and has bite sized tomatoes. The time to maturity for the plants is about 70 days, so they need to be staked.
Encourage more fruit to grow on the vine by picking the tomatoes as they are ripening.
3. Golden Grape
Another type of small tomato is the is the golden grape tomato, a variety of plum-shaped, greenish yellow, or golden-colored tomato with a red blush.
It has a good balance of acidity and sweetness, is very juicy and flavorful, and has a high yield and early harvest season. In California, it is considered a specialty crop.
4. Golden Nugget
The Gold Nugget is small variety a cherry tomato, approximately one inch in diameter and round to oval in shape. Their sunny yellow skin is thinner than most other cherry tomato varieties, giving them a tender texture.
They have a mild, well-balanced sweet flavor with a low acid content.
5. Green Grape
The green grape cherry tomatoes are sweeter in taste than the green zebra variety. Many people find the small grape-like fruits addictive because of their unique sweet flavor and attractive appearance, and they are a favorite heirloom variety of farmers markets.
6. Tumbling Tom
Tumbling Tom tomato plants have a trailing habit which makes them ideal for hanging baskets.
Tomatoes need to have their leaves continuously watered, even in the middle of summer when temperatures are at their highest.
7. Baby Red Pear
Baby Red Pear is a small juicy red tomato that will be ready for harvest in early October. The baby Red Pear is a great variety to grow indoors, especially when you need a fast growing, fruiting tomato.
Baby Red Pear will grow in the greenhouse or under a tunnel and will produce up to 10 fruits per plant. Baby Red Pear is best suited to zone 6 and warmer areas of the country.
8. Sweetie Tomato
The new small tomato variety is called ‘Sweetie’ and it is a red cherry tomato with high sugar content. The season long fruits of the Indeterminate tall vine plants are 14 to 28 grams (12 to 1oz) and 3 to 112in in diameter.
9. Super Sweet
The Super Sweet 100 tomato has long fruit-bearing stems that can hold 100 or more very sweet cherry tomatoes. Fruits are 1 inch across and weigh one ounce.
The super sweet tomato Plant will produce fruit all throughout the growing season.
The slender and firm nature of the Roma tomato makes it a popular choice for canning and making tomato paste.
The fruit size of the roma tomato is around 3 inches long and can weigh up to 2 ounces, it is commonly found in supermarkets in some countries.
11. Black Pearl
Black Pearl’ is a small vining cherry tomato with 1.5-inch (4-cm), brownish-red round fruits. The immature fruits are almost completely brown and ripening to a dark red color.
12. Yellow Currant
The yellow currant tomatoes are the smallest edible tomato, each one weighing only three grams and measuring just over a centimeter in diameter.
Frequently asked questions about Small Tomato Varieties
Which tomatoes are the smallest?
The smallest tomato in the world, the Tomberry® tomato, has an average fruit weight of 1 to 2 grams, and is perfect for snacking.
What is the sweetest small tomato?
The sweetest cherry tomato is the Sun Gold cherry tomato as it comes in at 9.3 on the Brix scale.
The Sun Gold hybrid is a cross between the sweetest, tastiest and productive cherry tomato, as well as a super plant for gardeners.