What Kind Of Tomatoes Are Small? (14 Small Tomato Varieties)


You can find tomatoes of all sizes, from less than an ounce to over a pound!  Sometimes, you want smaller tomatoes for snacking or to add to a salad without the need to cut them.

So, what kind of tomatoes are small?  Cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and currant tomatoes are the smallest types of tomatoes.  Some small tomato varieties include: Alberto Shatters, Everglades, Gold Rush, Red Currant, Ted’s Pink, White Currant, Chocolate Sprinkles, Green Grape, Ildi, Amethyst Cream, Black Cherry, Champagne Cherry, Super Sweet 100, and Yellow Pear.

Of course, the type of small tomato you choose to grow will depend on your preferences for color, flavor, size of plant, and time to maturity.

In this article, we’ll talk about 14 small tomato varieties and where to find them.  We’ll also look at ways to use small tomatoes in the kitchen if you end up with lots of them.

Let’s get going.

What Kind Of Tomatoes Are Small?

According to the Plants Database from the National Gardening Association, there are 483 varieties of small tomatoes, including:

tomato plant with fruit
Cherry tomatoes are small, but currant tomatoes are smaller!

Here are 14 small tomato varieties that you might want to try growing:

  • Alberto Shatters
  • Everglades
  • Gold Rush
  • Red Currant
  • Ted’s Pink
  • White Currant
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Green Grape
  • Ildi
  • Amethyst Cream Cherry
  • Black Cherry
  • Champagne Cherry
  • Super Sweet 100
  • Yellow Pear

Currant Tomatoes

Currant tomato plants produce some of the smallest fruit out there!  Here are some varieties you might want to check out.

Alberto Shatters Tomato

Alberto Shatters tomatoes have red skin and red flesh.  The fruit is round and tiny, weighing about 6 ounces.

The Alberto Shatters tomato variety drops its fruit when ripe.  The vines are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

You can learn more about Alberto Shatters seeds on garden.org.

You can buy Alberto Shatters Tomato Seeds from Restoration Seeds.

Everglades Tomato

Everglades tomatoes have pink skin and pink flesh.  The fruit is round and tiny.

The Everglades tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Everglades tomatoes take 80 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Everglades tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Everglades tomato seeds from Victory Seeds.

Gold Rush Tomato

Gold Rush tomatoes have gold skin.  The fruit is round and tiny.

The Gold Rush tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Gold Rush tomatoes take 75 to 80 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Gold Rush tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Gold Rush tomato seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.

Red Currant Tomato

Red Currant tomatoes have red skin.  The fruit is round and tiny.

Up to 10% of the Red Currant tomato variety may produce yellow fruit instead of red!  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Red Currant tomatoes take 70 to 80 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Red Currant tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Red Currant tomato seeds from Victory Seeds.

Ted’s Pink Tomato

Ted’s Pink tomatoes have pink skin.  The fruit is round and tiny.

The Ted’s Pink tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Ted’s Pink tomatoes take 76 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Ted’s Pink tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Ted’s Pink tomato seeds from Victory Seeds.

White Currant

White Currant tomatoes have white skin and white flesh.  The fruit is round and tiny, weighing only 0.15 ounces.

The White Currant tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

White Currant tomatoes take 70 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about White Currant tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy White Currant tomato seeds from Renaissance Farms.

Grape Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are a little larger than currant tomatoes, but the fruit is still very small.  Grape tomatoes go great in a salad – no need to cut them up!

Here are some grape tomato varieties you might want to try growing.

Chocolate Sprinkles

Chocolate Sprinkles tomatoes have striped dark green and copper-red skin.  The fruit is oval-shaped and small.

The Chocolate Sprinkles tomato variety is a hybrid.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Chocolate Sprinkles tomatoes take 70 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Chocolate Sprinkles tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Chocolate Sprinkles tomato seeds from Territorial Seed Company.

Green Grape

Green Grape tomatoes have green and yellow skin.  The fruit is round and small.

The Green Grape tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are determinate and compact.

Green Grape tomatoes take 80 to 90 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Green Grape tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Green Grape tomato seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.

Ildi

Ildi tomatoes have yellow skin and yellow flesh.  The fruit is round and small, weighing only 0.5 ounces.

The Ildi tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Ildi tomatoes take 54 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Ildi tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Ildi tomato seeds from Tomato Fest.

Cherry Tomatoes

Like grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are larger than currant tomatoes.  However, the fruit is still small, and you can get huge clusters on a single branch!

Here are some cherry tomato varieties you might want to try growing.

Amethyst Cream Cherry

Amethyst Cream tomatoes have white skin with splashes of purple (amethyst).  The fruit is round and small.

The Amethyst Cream tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Amethyst Cream tomatoes take 65 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Amethyst Cream tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Amethyst Cream tomato seeds from Wild Boar Farms.

Black Cherry

Black Cherry tomatoes have purple to black skin and red flesh.  The fruit is round and small, weighing only 0.6 ounces.

The Black Cherry tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Black Cherry tomatoes take 65 to 75 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Black Cherry tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Black Cherry tomato seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.

Champagne Cherry

Champagne Cherry tomatoes have white skin.  The fruit is round and small.

The Champagne Cherry tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Champagne Cherry tomatoes take 80 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Champagne Cherry tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Champagne Cherry tomato seeds from Siskiyou Seeds.

Super Sweet 100

Super Sweet 100 tomatoes have red skin.  The fruit is round and small.

The Super Sweet 100 tomato variety is hybrid.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Super Sweet 100 tomatoes take 60 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Super Sweet 100 tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Super Sweet 100 tomato seeds from Johnny’s Selected Seeds.

Yellow Pear

Yellow Pear tomatoes have yellow skin and yellow flesh.  The fruit is pear-shaped and small, weighing only 0.6 ounces.

The Yellow Pear tomato variety is open pollinated.  The plants are indeterminate and can reach a height of 6 to 8 feet.

Yellow Pear tomatoes take 70 to 80 days from transplant to grow to maturity.

You can learn more about Yellow Pear tomatoes on garden.org.

You can buy Yellow Pear tomato seeds from Seed Savers Exchange.

What To Do With Small Tomatoes

It is likely that you will have an abundance of small tomatoes, even if you only plant a few currant, grape, or cherry tomato plants.

small green tomatoes on vine
There are lots of ways to use small tomatoes in the kitchen.

Here are a few ideas for what to do with the fruit:

  • Snack – you can eat small tomatoes whole as a snack.  There is no need to cut them up.
  • Salad – you can put small tomatoes in a salad, either whole or sliced into halves.
  • Dehydrate – if you slice small tomatoes into several circular pieces, you can dry them out in a dehydrator.  The dried circles make a tasty snack, and they will keep for much longer than fresh tomatoes.
  • Roast – put your small tomatoes in a bowl and add olive oil.  Shake them around until they are covered with oil.  Then, put them on a tray and add any seasoning you like, such as crushed herbs, salt, or pepper.  Put the tray in the oven and roast the tomatoes.

Conclusion

Now you have a starting point for choosing small tomatoes to grow.  You also know what to do with them if you have extras lying around.

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~Jonathon

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