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When to Plant
Cherry Tomatoes in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant cherry tomatoes in your garden in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant cherry tomatoes in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.

 

Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important cherry tomato growing information relevant to your exact garden location in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant cherry tomatoes is days.

For best results you should start planting cherry tomatoes in days starting .

Recommended Cherry Tomato Varieties

for Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America
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Gardening Data Sources

for Cherry Tomatoes

Cooperative Extension

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Gardening Data Sources

for Cherry Tomatoes

Seed Suppliers

58 sources

Seed Breeders

23 sources

Home Gardeners

1 sources

How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes in Eagle Lake, Minnesota, United States of America

There seems to be a lot of controversy over this small bite-sized, super sweet tomato over its origin. The controversy begins with Israel’s claim that it had invented the modern day cherry tomato from research done in an Israeli university in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and countries like Greece claiming that the cherry tomato was bred on its shore since the 1800’s, long before Israeli scientists existed. The cherry tomato is a small rounded, mostly red colored, fruit that ranges in size from the size of a cherry to the size of a golf ball and can be seen in a variety of other colors like black, green, and yellow. The origin of the cherry tomato is the same as the common tomato thought to have originated in Peru and northern Chile. There is little mention of the cherry tomato in botanist literature until the mid 1800’s, thereafter it began to appear in both American and European literature. The cherry tomato’s popularity began in the 1900's when they were introduced to America, but was mostly locally grown, but not commercially sold. This is where the Israeli portion of the cherry tomato comes in. The reason why the cherry tomato was not commercially sold was because its flavor and crispiness had a very short shelf life, and thus could not be shipped. Israeli scientists were the first to develop specific varieties of cherry tomatoes that had a long shelf life that could maintain their sweetness and strength for a longer time period. So Israel is probably most responsible for the commercialization of the cherry tomato rather than the invention of it. For more on Israel and the scientists who developed the long shelf life cherry tomato I recommend this article by Anna Wexler http://www.annawexler.com/uploads/2/0/2/4/20246021/wexler-gastronomica-2016.pdf


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Use these images to know if your cherry tomato is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each cherry tomato variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

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3 days
Young seedling
0 days
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0 days
Young plant
84 days
Mature plant
45 days
Total days:
132 days

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Young Plant
84 days
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Mature Plant
45 days
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Total Days
132 days

Cherry Tomato Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

0% of our growing experts recommend to directly sow cherry tomato seeds into the ground. What is direct sowing and why do I care about it?

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Optimal
Required germination period

0-0 days

(0 sources)
Growmigo - Germination Period
Optimal germination period

2-3 days

(3 sources)
Required soil temp.

60º-90ºF / 15.6º-32.2ºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

74.8º-87.7ºF / 23.8º-31ºC

(31 sources)
Required day temp.

0º-90ºF / -17.8º-32.2ºC

(7 sources)
Growmigo - Day Temp
Optimal day temp.

0º-0ºF / -17.8º--17.8ºC

(0 sources)
Required night temp.

55º-75ºF / 12.8º-23.9ºC

(7 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

0º-0ºF / -17.8º--17.8ºC

(0 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal seed depth

0.4 inches / 1 cm

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

30 inches / 76.2 cm

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

38 inches / 96.5 cm

(0 sources)

Cherry Tomato Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the cherry tomato plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

Growmigo - Sunlight
Requires direct sunlight

(27 sources)
Required
Optimal
Required soil temp.

60º-NANºF / 15.6º-NANºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

64.5º-72.3ºF / 18.1º-22.4ºC

(34 sources)
Required day temp.

65º-90ºF / 18.3º-32.2ºC

(8 sources)
Growmigo - Day Temp
Optimal day temp.

66.8º-71.9ºF / 19.3º-22.2ºC

(6 sources)
Required night temp.

56.3º-75ºF / 13.5º-23.9ºC

(8 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

64.4º-70.1ºF / 18º-21.2ºC

(9 sources)
Required sunlight hours

6-12

(15 sources)
Growmigo - Sunlight
Optimal sunlight hours

6-12

(23 sources)
Required soil pH

5.5-7.5

(8 sources)
Growmigo - PH
Optimal soil pH

6.1-6.7

(29 sources)
Required watering amount

1-1.5 inches / 2.5-3.8 cm (per week)

(7 sources)
Growmigo - Watering Amount
Optimal watering amount

NAN-NAN inches / NAN-NAN cm (per week)

(0 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

NAN inches / NAN cm

(0 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

28.8 inches / 73.1 cm

(42 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

46.7 inches / 118.5 cm

(5 sources)

How difficult is it to grow cherry tomatoes?

Growing cherry tomatoes, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:

 

Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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Companion Planting Guide

for Cherry Tomatoes

What is companion planting?

Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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