Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Small tomatoes with BIG flavor!

Mexico Midget Tomato…big flavor, small packaging

A single ‘Mexico Midget’ heirloom tomato plant is the perfect addition to your veggie garden… this summer it found a happy place in mine!  The plant is indeterminate and by July achieved a height of more than six feet (with support). 

Tiny, flavor-packed fruits began to appear in late July, and I was eager to taste them.  Fruits range from ½” – ¾”  and the “packaging” is a delicate, thin skin that melts in your mouth.  These tomatoes add color and pizzazz to your favorite salads and will provide a lovely garnish for your casseroles. My plant continued to yield hundreds of tomatoes throughout August and early September.  (I photographed a few in hand to show how tiny the fruits are at maturity.)

Solanum lycoperisicum ‘Mexico Midget’ will find a home in my veggie garden next summer too, since it was a great performer in 2013.   It maintained healthy leaf tissue throughout our wet-dry-hot-cold Wisconsin growing conditions (and I did NOT spray chemicals on my edibles—no fungus, nor blight developed.)   Fruits were plentiful and picturesque, and each little gem was flavorful without being too acidic.  Try ‘Mexico Midget’ in your veggie garden next year… stand back and watch it grow!

M. Lynn Schmid,   Certified Master Gardener
A.A.S. Landscape/Horticulture/Arboriculture