These miniature gems – with a fantastic, sweet flavor – are sure to be a favorite! An indeterminate hybrid, this plant's disease resistant vines bear multiple clusters of 15-30 grape-sized fruits that resist cracking. These little tomatoes are great for salads – or place in a bowl and eat them like jelly beans! The harvest usually extends for 2-3 months. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and Verticillium wilt. Grows 6-8' tall. Zones 3-9. Three plants. Lycopersicon esculentum 'Jelly Beans Hybrid'
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Jelly Beans'
Form:Vegetable, fruit, tomato, hybrid
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:6 - 8 feet
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Planting Instructions:18 - 24 inches between plants, 3 - 5 feet between rows.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast growth rate.
Flower Form:Small yellow flowers.
Foliage Type:Green foliage.
Pruning:Prune by cutting out suckers (auxillary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.
Additional Information:Plant is indeterminate, producing 15 - 30 fruit per cluster. Oblong, grape-shaped fruit are bright red, bite sized and have a fantastic flavor that you will fall in love with. Tolerant to verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt race 1 and 2, alternararia stem canker and stemphylium, and resistant to cracking. Indeterminate tomatoes continue to grow, flower, and set fruit until killed by the first frost in the Fall. Accordingly, the harvest from indeterminate varieties often extends over a 2 or 3 month period. Yields are generally heavier than determinate types, but are usually later to mature. Indeterminate tomatoes are tall, sprawling plants which often perform best when supported by stakes or a tall wire cage. Indeterminate varieties that are staked can be planted 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart in the row. Allow a 2 - 3-foot spacing for indeterminate plants grown in wire cages, while tomatoes allowed to sprawl over the ground should be spaced 3 to 4 feet apart.