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Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 10 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10

Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato is perfect for growing in a hanging basket or other container. The heavily self-branching vines are determinate and do not require much pruning to encourage heavy fruiting. The early ripening fruit is abundant on this tomato and can be harvested from June until the first frost of fall. Some test trials have reported 4-5 lbs of fruit from one plant. The salad-sized fruit is bright red and tasty, and can be eaten right from the vine or added to your favorite cooked recipe.

Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato Care  

Plant tomatoes outside when all threats of late frosts are over, and the nighttime temperature is over 50 degrees F. Protection with horticultural fabrics or cloches will allow planting in the garden earlier. Tomatoes form deep root systems and will need plenty of room to spread. Since Tumbling Tom is specifically bred for container growing, use a pot with at least a 12-inch diameter. Hanging baskets and pots can also be quickly moved to a frost-free spot such as a garage or unheated greenhouse when temperatures fall early or late in the season. Tomatoes prefer full sun and will need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Shade late in the day or very early in the morning can help tomato plants recover during hot or dry weather.

Growing Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato

Tumbling Tom matures earlier than other cherry-type tomatoes and is ready for picking 50-55 days after transplanting. The compact nature of this hybrid tomato makes it a bushier plant that works as a filler in mixed plantings and as a single element for hanging baskets. Growing herbs such as basil and oregano with Tumbling Tomato provides an instant ‘pizza garden’.  

Tomatoes will need more attention the larger the plants grow. The soil will dry out faster with a bigger root system and require irrigation more often, even daily, during very hot or dry weather conditions. A soil-based potting mix and layer of mulch on the soil surface will help keep the soil cool and allow it to retain moisture longer. Small decorative gravel, chicken grit, or even finely shredded arborist chips are all excellent choices for mulching containers without adding too much weight.

Watering Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato

Watering tomatoes in containers requires a daily check of the soil. Only allow up to 1-2 inches of the soil to dry in between waterings. Consistent watering so that the soil feels like a wrung-out sponge keeps tomatoes from excessive cracking and splitting. Water the containers thoroughly until water runs out of the drainage holes.

Feeding Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato 

Fertilize with a liquid seaweed or fish emulsion formula every two weeks until the first fruit form. Liquid tomato formulations are also acceptable and will ensure a good balance of macro and micronutrients. Follow the manufacturer's dosage instructions.  

Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 10 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 10 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato Plant
Other Name(s): Tumbling Tom Red Cherry Tomato
Scientific Name: Tomato 'Tumbling Tom Red'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations