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QUESTION: Differentiating cherry tomato varieties by leaves

comments (5) May 3rd, 2012

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Sun Gold tomatoes.Click To Enlarge

Sun Gold tomatoes.

Photo: Ruth Dobsevage

I pulled a lot of volunteer tomatoes from my yard from last year's harvest and want to replant only the large cherry tomato plants. Is there any way to determined which ones they are based on their leaf shapes?  I have grape and sweet 100s too and I cannot tell the difference but all the plants leaves are growing. Please help as we cannot find any large cherry tomato plants in the Kansas City area and my husband loves these!


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Comments (5)

GeorgeHarris writes: Nice information
Posted: 12:42 pm on April 25th
Carolyoung writes: The large leaved bigger plants are the cherokee purple tomatoes.
Posted: 10:52 am on April 21st
Albert_Robert writes: Not much knowledgeable about cherry tomatoes
Posted: 11:53 am on April 20th
wezzie writes: can you see the diffrance between the 2 plant varites? if so mark and photograph the the plants then grow both and when you get tomatoes you can make the photos for next year
Posted: 10:08 am on July 8th
Ruth writes: I've wondered about this, too, Leakitty. I do my best to clean up fallen tomatoes in the fall, but in spite of those efforts there are inevitably volunteer plants in the spring. I usually let one or two grow, just to see, and almost always they are Sun Golds, my go-to cherry tomato variety. I don't know a good way to distinguish one kind from another based on leaf shape. Some of the heirlooms plants may have a leaf that looks more like a potato leaf than a tomato leaf, but not reliably. Hard to believe there are no large cherry tomato plants on sale in Kansas City. They are available everywhere, it seems, in SW Connecticut.
Posted: 8:19 am on May 8th
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