In tropical and sub-tropical zones, you can sow tomato seed during February. Late summer sowing will help keep your kitchen stocked with tasty tomatoes well into winter, for delicious homemade frittatas, tarts, pasta and casseroles.

Yates® Small Fry Tomato is an award winning cherry tomato which produces masses of sweet, bite-sized fruit. This variety doesn’t need staking and is happy growing in a vegie patch or in pots. Cherry tomatoes are a favourite with kids, and they can be snacked on right there in the garden

In tropical and sub-tropical zones, you can sow tomato seed during February. Late summer sowing will help keep your kitchen stocked with tasty tomatoes well into winter, for delicious homemade frittatas, tarts, pasta and casseroles.

Yates® Small Fry Tomato is an award winning cherry tomato which produces masses of sweet, bite-sized fruit. This variety doesn’t need staking and is happy growing in a vegie patch or in pots. Cherry tomatoes are a favourite with kids, and they can be snacked on right there in the garden.

Here’s how to get your Yates® Small Fry Tomato started:

  • Seed can be sown direct into a vegie patch that’s had the soil enriched with some Yates Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser or sown into seedling punnets filled with a good quality seed raising mix like Yates Seed Raising Mix.
  • Sow seed 6 mm deep, cover with seed raising mix and water gently.
  • Keep the soil or seed raising mix moist and seedlings will start to emerge in around 6 – 12 days.
  • For seedlings raised in punnets they can be transplanted into their final home, in either a garden bed or a pot, when they’re 5 cm tall.
  • Once the seedlings are established, start feeding each week with Yates Thrive® Tomato Liquid Plant Food, which will provide the tomatoes with a balanced diet of nutrients to promote lots of healthy growth and encourage lots of flowers which will turn into delicious fruit.

You’ll be harvesting your very own cherry tomatoes around 11 – 13 weeks after sowing.


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Tomato Small Fry

Masses of sweet, bite-sized fruit on every plant. Ideal for summer salads, cocktail dishes, kebabs and as sweet treats for kids.