SWEETER THAN STORE-BOUGHT
If you haven't tasted home-grown cherry tomatoes, you don't know what you're missing. For instance, take the variety called Sweet 100, pictured above. It not only has the highest Vitamin-C content of all tomatoes, but it also has the highest sugar content, which accounts for its marvelous, sweet flavor. Sweet 100 is truly a superb cocktail or snack tomato. And if flavor isn't enough, Sweet 100 is probably the most productive tomato ever developed. Expect an astronomical 800 to 1,000 fruit on each large, sprawling plant. The fruit are borne in grape-like clusters on long multiple branches.
Plants for Sweet 100 are available at most nurseries. If your local nursery doesn't have them, it can order them for you from a wholesale grower. Because of the large, sprawling nature of the Sweet 100, support for the plant in the form of cages or stakes, or a combination of both, must be provided.
If you do not have room for the large plants of Sweet 100, a variety called Small Fry will produce quantities of fruit in a large container such as a half-whiskey barrel. Small Fry also produces cherry tomatoes that have a high sugar content, but the plants are much smaller than Sweet 100.