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Super Sweet 100
Super Sweet 100 Stats
Height: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Plant Spacing: 24 - 26" (0.61-0.66 m)
Row Spacing: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Days to Maturity: 55 - 70
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Genetic Type: Hybrid
Variety Type: Cherry, Saladette/Pear
Disease Resistance: V, F, N
Salads, fresh, cooking, pickling
Information for Super Sweet 100
A cousin of the Sweet 100, the Super Sweet 100 tomato is a hybrid cherry variety. Bred by Northrup, it was introduced in 1982 as an improved version of the Sweet 100 being sweeter, more disease resistant and better in overall quality.
The name is said to be coined when a European gentleman made a comment about the sweetness of a tomato he picked from row 100. Other versions say that the name comes from the taste and the hundreds of fruits yielded.
The Super Sweet 100 is a vigorous indeterminate growing plant that grows to be between 36" and 48" (0.9-1.2 m) in height. Characterized by regular shaped leaves, its fruits are small and cherry shaped fruits that are half an inch to an inch (10-25 mm) in size with a vibrant red to red-orange color.
These tend to grow in loosely hanging clusters with at least a hundred fruits per strand. Over the entire season a plant may produce thousands of Super Sweet 100 tomatoes until frost comes.
These are best planted with about 25" (~ 63 cm) between each other and 36 to 48 inches (0.9-1.2 m) between rows. Cages or stakes are also recommended to help increase production and provide support.
The vines are likely to grow up, over and down these, maturing early. While the earlier Sweet 100 was already resistant to verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt, the Super Sweet 100 is resistant to both, as well as to root nematodes. Aside from this, it is also less prone to cracking.
As the name of this cultivar implies, it is very sweet and can be described as sugary in flavor. Rich in Vitamin C, the Super Sweet 100 is often described as vine candy since many eat this right off the plant. It can be enjoyed fresh, in salads, as juice and can even be used for pickling. Of course, it also makes a great addition to cooked dishes.
The seeds of this delicious cherry tomato variety are available in many different seed catalogs as well as online. Green grocers and fresh markets may also have these available.
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