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80 days. We have come to expect cherry tomatoes to taste good, but one bite of this one left us stunned. The round fruit are bite-sized delicacies bursting with a complex, wine-like taste and tropical aroma. Vigorous indeterminate plants offer nonstop production of the 7/8 inch fruit on triple trusses. Remarkably, the thin-skinned tomatoes are incredibly crack resistant!
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Diana S.
Excellent producer

this is my second year growing Sweet Aperitifs. They are a favorite among my neighbors and friends. The produce very well all season although there was a slow down during the two major heat waves we experienced in south eastern Washington. The fruit is very tasty. Will definitely grown again next year.

A New Favorite

Tried Sweet Aperitif for the first time this year and it is a new favorite. The tomatoes may be dime size, but produce tons of delicious sweet, juicy bites that I have been sharing with friends and neighbors. They are still producing and now that our weather has turned cooler and bit rainy in our corner of northwest Washington (on the Canadian border) it will be interesting to see how much longer they will go. I will be growing them again next year.

Delicious and Prolific!

We ordered the live plant and were very happy with the delivery and quality of the plant that we received.

The fruit were wonderfully sweet and juicy. I also did Covid neighborhood sharing with my neighbors -- this variety of tomato was a crowd favorite. It was described as "garden candy" to me.

Even though we had a cool June plus forest fire smoke in August & September, this variety continued to produce like a champ.

The Sweet Aperitif variety was extremely prolific and continued producing fruit well into late fall. I finally pulled it out of the ground around November 10th after we had a cold snap and a wind storm.

I would 100% recommend this variety.

Leslie B.
Tiny But Packs a Punch

I don't generally like most cherry tomatoes but this is a winner. It displays its best flavor when left to ripen all the way on the vine. A perfectly sweet and flavorful bite -- it's well named. Plus it's amazingly productive: I planted three starts and couldn't keep up with the picking. Since my Covid Summer project was sharing produce with the neighbors, I often found myself devoting a lot of time to picking and bagging these little tomatoes to put out for passersby. Not sure I want to invest that kind of time again -- I'll share the big tomatoes and keep this one for myself.

Soil Temp for Germ 70-90°F
Seed Depth 1/4"
Days to Emergence 6-14
Soil Temp for Transp 55°F
Plant Spacing See below
Row Spacing 3-4'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 280-320
Seed Life 3 years

Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well-drained raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcium amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

• HR indicates high resistance.
• IR indicates intermediate resistance.
• Aal | Alternaria Stem Canker
• AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
• B | Bacterial Wilt
• F* | Fusarium Wilt
• FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
• L | Gray Leaf Spot
• LB* | Late Blight
• LM* | Leaf Mold
• N | Roundworm | Nematode
• PL | Corky Root Rot
• PST | Bacterial Speck
• RK | Root-Knot
• TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
• ToANV* | Tomato Apex Necrotic Virus
• ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
• TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
• TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
• V* | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers and letters indicate specific disease race.

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