Whippersnapper Tomato for Containers (Very Early, Very Compact)
'Whippersnapper' is one of the earliest producing varieties that I grow, offering up the first ripe fruit by July 1, which is very early for Toronto! The plant has a tumbling/hanging growth habit, making it a great choice for hanging baskets and patio pots -- I've even grown it in an upside-down pot!
'Whippersnapper' produces loads of pink, cherry-sized fruit with an oval shape and seems to adapt its output to container size as I have seen it absolutely loaded with 100s of fruit when grown in a very large pot.
You'll notice that this variety is very similar in growth habit and size to another can't-live-without variety, 'Ditmarsher.' Both have a tumbling habit that is suited to container growing, although I find that 'Ditmarsher' can be somewhat more low-growing and is better suited to window boxes and hanging baskets. On the surface they look similar with an oval shape and cherry size. Where they differ is in colour and flavour. 'Whippersnapper' fruit are pink at ripeness with tart bite, while 'Ditmarsher' are slightly sweeter and red.
Special Notes:Very compact determinate variety has a tumbling habit that is great for small spaces and especially good for container growing. Pink, cherry-sized fruit. Open-pollinated. Early-season. 55 days.
No less than 10 seed per packet.
Seed Starting Growing:Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
About You Grow Girl Seeds:
All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.