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Yellow Cherry Tomato is a delightful and flavorful variety of cherry tomatoes that are a perfect addition to any salad or snack. These small-sized tomatoes have a sweet, tangy taste and a bright yellow color that adds a pop of color to any dish. They are easy to grow and produce an abundant harvest throughout the growing season.
Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant morphology: Yellow Cherry Tomato plants are determinate, compact, and bushy. They typically grow up to 4-5 feet tall and have a spread of 2-3 feet. The leaves are green and have a slightly hairy texture. The fruits are round, smooth, and have a diameter of approximately 1 inch.
Soil and Climatic requirement: Yellow Cherry Tomato plants require well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. They prefer a slightly acidic soil with a pH level of 6.0-7.0. The plants require full sun exposure and warm temperatures between 19-30°C. They can be grown in a variety of climates, but thrive best in warm and dry conditions.
Crop duration: 60-75 days
Cropping season: Late spring to early fall
Planting type: Seedlings or direct sowing
Spacing: 18-24 inches apart
Depth of sowing: ¼ inch
Germination period: 6-14 days
Hours of sunlight required: Minimum 6 hours of full sun exposure
Watering: Yellow Cherry Tomato plants require regular watering to keep the soil moist. They do not tolerate drought well and should be watered deeply once a week.
Companion plants: Herbs like basil, parsley, and oregano are great companion plants for Yellow Cherry Tomatoes. Other vegetables that can be grown alongside Yellow Cherry Tomatoes include peppers, eggplant, and cucumbers.
Harvesting: Yellow Cherry Tomatoes are ready to harvest when they turn a bright yellow color and are slightly soft to the touch. They can be harvested individually or in clusters by gently twisting the fruit from the stem.
Problems of Yellow Cherry Tomato cultivation:
Pests: Aphids, cutworms, tomato hornworms, whiteflies
Diseases: Early blight, late blight, fusarium wilt, powdery mildew