Cherry tomato Profile

Written by Joy

Nov 04 2020

Cherry tomato Profile

Cherry tomatoes, also known as small tomatoes, can be used as both vegetables and fruits. The vitamin content is 1.7 times that of ordinary tomatoes. The virgin fruit is an annual herb of the tomato genus of the Solanaceae family. It has strong adaptability and good resistance. It likes potassium fertilizer and light. It requires more water. The relative humidity of the air is 45%-50%. Cherry tomatoes are popular among consumers because of their exquisite and lovely appearance, high sugar content, sweet and delicious taste, and unique flavor.

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Cherry tomato morphological characteristics

The root system of the cherry tomatoes is developed, the regeneration ability is strong, and the plant growth is strong. The leaves are odd-pinnate compound leaves with many and thin lobules. Due to the small seeds, the first pair of cotyledons and a few true leaves are slightly smaller than ordinary tomatoes.
The diameter of the virgin fruit is about 1 to 3 cm, and the color is bright, with red, yellow, green, and other fruit colors. The single fruit weight is generally 10 to 30 grams. The fruit of cherry tomatoes is mainly spherical, with a sweet taste, seedless, good taste, high nutritional value and unique flavor.

Cherry tomato efficacy and role

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Cherry fruit has the effects of promoting body fluids and quenching thirst, invigorating stomach and eliminating food, clearing heat and detoxification, cooling blood and calming liver, nourishing blood, and increasing appetite. It can cure thirst and loss of appetite.
Regular consumption of cherry tomatoes can promote the growth and development of children. It can also enhance the body's resistance and delay aging. Cherry tomatoes can also be used as beauty fruit to reduce wrinkles.

Cherry tomato cultivation


Due to the smaller seeds of cherry tomatoes, more attention should be paid to the management of the sowing amount and temperature and humidity. The soil temperature is about 27℃ for germination. After the germination, the soil temperature should be lowered to 20℃. Pay attention to ventilation. When the first true leaf grows and it has not grown to be as big as the cotyledon, it should be moved to the nursery bowl. Promote flower bud differentiation.


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To pay attention to the quality of cherry tomatoes, we must pay attention to the application of organic fertilizer and control the amount of nitrogen fertilizer. Apply 2500 kilograms of decomposed manure per mu, or 2000 kilograms of human and animal manure or 100 kilograms of vegetable cakes, 30 kilograms of compound fertilizer, and 50 kilograms of superphosphate as base fertilizer, and regulate growth through water management. Following the strength of growth, appropriate topdressing of liquid fertilizer and potassium fertilizer.


It is better to choose the soil with a deep soil layer, convenient drainage, and fertile soil. After soil preparation and fertilization, make 30 cm high borders, each border is planted in double rows, and the plant spacing is 30-45 cm, which is good for pruning. To reduce pests and diseases, control the growth of weeds, prevent fruit rot, keep the fruit clean, and increase the value of goods, the first inflorescence seedlings with buds are generally used as the standard for planting.


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For varieties with limited growth, try to promote their growth. Always leave 2 strong side branches on the upper part to make the cherry tomatoes grow upward. Pay attention to the balance between the number of leaves and the number of fruits. If the growth is too weak, some flower buds can be removed. Aiming at early maturity, double-stalk pruning can be used, but multiple rows of single-stalk pruning can be produced.

Plucking leaves

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To achieve the purpose of improving quality, enhancing light, promoting ventilation, and preventing diseases, the old leaves below the harvested ear can be removed.

Temperature control

For protected cultivation, the night temperature should be higher than that of ordinary tomatoes to improve the quality, and the management target should not be lower than 9~10℃. If the temperature is too low, the fruit color and meat quality of the cherry tomatoes will deteriorate. At room temperature of 25°C, ventilation should be started during the day. Ideally, the temperature should not exceed 35°C. In the afternoon, the window should be closed when the temperature drops below 20°C.