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    Broad ripple yellow currant is another one - said to have been found in the cracks of a pavement somewhere.
    Similar to the Chiapas, small fruit, sprawling vigorous plant.
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    The more I think about the toms, the more they appeal to me.
    Wild, unruly, small, sprawling - yes, sounds like me - except the vigorous bit.

    I may have some Broad Ripple and Red Alert seeds too.
    Last year was exceptionally hot and dry but, who knows, 2019 may be the same? Worth a try because I like grazing as I walk around the garden - usually raspberries and leaves but toms would give me more of a balanced nibble.
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    Whilst I understand the question, do we get enough early blight in the UK? I looked at the RHS and their comment is that early blight is “common” in the US which means there’s a lot posted about it on the web but I didn’t think we got much, if any, in the UK.

    I’ve grown various pea sized tomatoes and try to avoid them now, picking takes too long and they always seem to split as they’re taken off the vine.
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    I said "early" blight because that's what I'd read. Other sites say "disease resistant", "cold tolerant" and so on. I don't really mind what they can deal with as long as I can grow a few plants outdoors to browse on.
    I've grown Millefleur before, in a GH, and I know what you mean about taking a long time to pick, but that doesn't worry me. I'm not trying to fill a bowl, just nibble on some as I pass, as I did with Millefleur.
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    I grew Chiapas outside in a pot in 2017,they didnít get blight,theyíre a good plant but the tomatoes are so tiny like hundreds & thousands size but bigger sprawling plant (itís the plant in this photo,in the square clay pot at the bottom of the photo) I put a support stick in to try & control its spread,it wants to reach out & touch everything so the adjacent plants need space -

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    Thanks JJ. Great to see a photo of the plant.
    I'm thinking of growing some courgettes in half water barrels this year (where I had spuds in 2018) so I may put the toms in beside them and they can sprawl over the edge and dangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I said "early" blight because that's what I'd read. Other sites say "disease resistant", "cold tolerant" and so on. I don't really mind what they can deal with as long as I can grow a few plants outdoors to browse on.
    I've grown Millefleur before, in a GH, and I know what you mean about taking a long time to pick, but that doesn't worry me. I'm not trying to fill a bowl, just nibble on some as I pass, as I did with Millefleur.
    Then I would have thought that almost any of the determinate cherry tomatoes would do that. I've grown Sweet Pea Currant, Hundreds & Thousands, Garden Pearl, Tumbling Tom (Yellow & Red) and others. I usually grow them in large pots around the garden and they usually do exactly what you're looking for until the first frosts.

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    Sweet Pea Currant may also be a pimpinella from what I've read.

    There is another plan going on in the background - its not all about foraging for tiny toms. If I can grow some "wild" tomatoes that are blight and cold tolerant, my aim will be to establish a permanent tomato bed that self seeds and needs little maintenance.
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