Cherry Bomb Cherry Tomatoes
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Cherry Bomb is a bright red bite-sized tomato that is known for its high resistance to late blight. It has a firm texture with a sweet and well-balanced authentic cherry tomato flavor. The indeterminate, or vining, Cherry Bomb tomato plant can grow to an average of six to eight feet. These vigorous plants produce high yields of the uniform oval-round fruits, which have a unique calyx that can serve as an aesthetic display when left attached.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes are available in the summer.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes, originally termed Solanum lycopersicum by Carl Linnaeus, are botanically referred to as Lycopersicon esculentum, although modern studies are encouraging a return to the original classification. Tomatoes are further categorized in subgroups that represent variations observed within the tomato species, referred to as their cultivar: a botanical term that is a contraction of the two-word term cultivated variety, and is equivalent to what growers simply call a “variety.” Therefore, Cherry tomato varieties like Cherry Bomb are more specifically called Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme. If you’re looking for Cherry Bomb tomato seeds, be careful not to confuse it with the cherry bomb chile pepper that shares its name.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes, like other red tomato varieties, are a good source of lycopene. Lycopene is a naturally occurring pigment that gives tomatoes their red coloring and doubles as a powerful antioxidant known for its anti-cancer benefits, such as preventing, fighting and repairing cell damage within human bodies, and for its ability to lower cholesterol. Cherry Bomb tomatoes are a decent source of iron, fiber, and vitamin C, as well as potassium and the B vitamins, which are good for heart health. Tomatoes have a healthy dose of other vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health, such as vitamin A, which aids your body in producing white blood cells and keeps your heart, lungs and kidneys working properly.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes are the perfect size and flavor for fresh snacking, although they can also be cooked to enhance their sweetness and add depth to their flavor. Complimentary matches include fresh corn, chilies, watermelon, shelling beans, fresh cheeses, scallops, prawns, eggplant, okra, cucumbers, fresh nuts, avocados, zucchini, and herbs such as mint, arugula and basil. Store Cherry Bomb tomatoes away from direct sunlight at room temperature for approximately two to three days, or until ripe and ready to use, after which refrigeration can slow the process of decay and prevent them from ripening further. Bring chilled Cherry Bomb tomatoes to room temperature before serving raw, or simply add to cooked preparations.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes are an exclusive variety from Johnny's Selected Seeds, which is an employee-owned seed company, based out of Winslow, Maine, USA. Founder Rob Johnston started the company in 1973, originally named 'Johnny Apple Seeds', with the goal of identifying the best tasting and easiest-to-grow varieties and selling them to American gardeners. Fast forward circa 2016 to the Cherry Bomb tomato, which was bred not only for it’s wonderful classic cherry tomato flavor, but also for its resistance to late blight, the disease that was responsible for the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century and caused a devastating epidemic in the early 1840s in the northeastern United States. With varieties like Cherry Bomb, Johnny’s Selected Seeds is clearly still looking out for the American gardeners, who grow tomatoes more than any other fruit.
Cherry Bomb tomatoes were hybridized by Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Cherry Bomb, like most tomato varieties, cannot stand any frost, so it is important to wait until the night temperature is well above freezing and the soil is warm and before planting tomatoes outside.
Recipes that include Cherry Bomb Cherry Tomatoes. One is easiest, three is harder.
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