Sweet 100s are our favorite tomato


basket filled with red ripe cherry tomatoes

This is the third year we’ve grown the cherry tomato variety “Sweet 100,” so-named for the quantity of fruit it produces. I think it should be renamed “Sweet 1000” because man-o-man these plants keep delivering.

We pick the amount in the photo above EVERY DAY. Which means we have to eat that many every day. Just the two of us.

“Here, have some tomatoes with your morning coffee, dear. What’s that?! You don’t want tomatoes in your lunch again? Well I’m sorry, but if you don’t eat your fair share we will be eating them for dinner. Again.”

Last year we had six plants. Every day we each took a quart-sized bag to our respective workplaces to give away. And because they are SWEET (like the name, Sweet 100) our friends started eating them like candy, popping them into their mouths. Two, maybe three at a time.

This year, we wisely bought only two plants. Any day now we’ll experiment with drying them. If they don’t bury us first.

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About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell.
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13 Responses to Sweet 100s are our favorite tomato

  1. Beautiful photo! Have you ever tried Sungold? They are orange cherry-sized tomoatoes and so sweet!

  2. dorannrule says:

    I love you blog! So, I have nominated you for the Addictive Blog Award. Check out the rules at http://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-case-for-blogging-addiction/ . 🙂 Dor

  3. Suzy says:

    Love this Blog for humor and great visuals….Can you CAN them?

  4. dorannrule says:

    I will definitely have to try Sweet 100’s for next summer. We forgot to plant cherry tomatoes this time and I missed them a lot.. Thanks for the tip Lydia!

  5. emmycooks says:

    I do love Sweet 100s. But have you grown Sungolds? They are my favorites these days. As for dealing with the bounty, I’ve heard that you can just stem and freeze them in bags, then cook them straight from frozen, have you ever tried that? My plants produce so few tomatoes that I never have enough little ones to preserve. 🙂

  6. I grew a new variety this year—Matt’s Wild Cherry.
    This tomato is TINY. Like a marble. Picking it is a nightmare. I’ve always been happy with my orders from High Mowing… but this one? I’m completely baffled how they recommend it. Luckily I grew more than one variety, but am still irked with the task of this one!!

  7. I love cherry tomatoes! We use to have around 20 growing and it was tomato based or tomato paste/sauce based dishes for ages. We froze many containers of homemade tomato paste.

    We lost the crops a couple of years ago with the cyclone and have yet.to replant them. Lucky we.got a few containers left in the deep freeze.

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