10 Types of Cherry Tomatoes

Written by Larissa Smith
Updated: June 14, 2023
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Cherry tomatoes are delicious bit-size fruits that you can eat straight out of the garden or elevate some of your favorite meals. But how do you decide which cherry tomato to grow? There are many varieties of cherry tomatoes of every shape, size, and taste. Whether it’s their sweet and flavorful taste, versatility in cooking, nutritional benefits, or ease of growing, cherry tomatoes have something to offer everyone. So let’s discover some easy-to-grow, tasty types of cherry tomatoes.

Why You Should Grow Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are not only a flavorful ingredient, but they are also good for your health, too! Cherry tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. They also contain antioxidants, which can help protect against cell damage and disease.

Some of these health benefits include:

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  • Supports healthy skin
  • Protect heart health
  • It contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Prostate cancer prevention
  • Lowers risk of osteoporosis.

1. Sungold Tomatoes

This is a tasty cherry tomato! Sungold tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) are sweet, low-acidic cherry tomatoes that can grow 6-10 feet tall when mature. These golden-yellow tomatoes produce clusters of 8-12 fruits per stem in the summer. Sungold tomatoes do wonderful in full sunlight and well-draining soil. Sungold tomatoes are delicious cherry tomatoes that take your salad from drab to fab. However, when consumed, the leaves and vines are toxic, so keep them away from pets.

Cherry tomatoes of Sungold variety texture close up, ripening golden ond orange colored fruits growing in clusters on hairy vines in an organic summer garden in the sunlight
When consumed, the leaves and vines of sungold tomatoes are toxic to humans and pets.


2. Sunpeach Tomatoes

This fast-growing pink cherry tomato that can grow 5-6 feet tall is disease resistant and produces large amounts of fruit in the growing season. Sunpeach tomatoes have a firm texture, but the skin will begin to peel when ripe. The fruit is reddish-pink with the perfect balance between tangy and sweet. However, the flavor is not very strong. Fruit will begin to grow in the late summer through fall in well-draining soil while giving them plenty of sunlight.

3. Black Cherry Tomatoes

Black cherry tomatoes have a rich, sweet flavor, dark purple color, and round shape. They are little bite-size tomatoes, and their skin has a dark color. You will need a sturdy cage or stalk to hold the vines when growing black cherry tomatoes, as they can reach 7 feet tall. As with most varieties of cherry tomatoes, they need full sun and nutrient-rich soil to make them thrive. You will have tasty fruits in no time since they ripen in only 64 days.

Harvested fresh black cherry cultivar cocktail size tomatoes on a bowl closeup
Attach black cherry tomatoes to a cage or stalk and watch them thrive in full sunlight.

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4. Supersweet 100 Tomatoes

This delicious tomato cultivar can hold 100 tomatoes on each plant. However, if you take good care of them during the growing season, you can see around 500 cherry tomatoes! Supersweet 100 can grow 8 to 10 feet tall, and you may see yields as soon as 65 days after planting. Pick the fruits as soon as they turn red throughout the growing season and watch as they grow more and more. The sweet, 1-inch tomatoes are perfect for salads or a simple, juicy snack. In addition, supersweet 100 is great when dehydrated or sun-dried.

Supersweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes, Zone 6
Supersweet 100 can grow 100 tomatoes in the growing season.

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5. Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes

These plump tomatoes have thin skin, so you will get a juicy crunch when you take that first bite. Tiny Tim tomatoes have a bushy appearance and small enough to grow in a container. They are heirloom tomatoes that only grow around 18 inches tall. Tiny Tim tomatoes have bright red fruits that you can harvest in a few short months of planting. Grow these mini cherry tomatoes on your windowsill, where they will get enough sunlight and enjoy a fruitful harvesting season. The dark green, crinkly foliage will make for a good-looking indoor house plant.

Ripe Tiny Tim Tomatoes on Vine
Tiny Tim tomatoes make a great container plant indoors or on your porch.


6. Sweet Million Tomatoes

Now you’re in for a treat! Sweet Million tomatoes taste very sweet and low in acid, making them perfect for fruit or vegetable salads. The plant can grow to 4-6 feet tall. The fruits grow in clusters, with a few dozen in each cluster. The fruit’s skin is crack-resistant and smooth but easy to bite into. Sweet Million tomatoes can be as small as a cherry and as large as a golf ball. Grow them along a vine, and the kind of snack you can pick off the stem to satisfy your taste buds!

Outdoor grown Cherry tomatoes, F1 Sweet Million, ripening on the vine in a garden.
Sweet million tomatoes grow beautifully on a vine and have a strong sweet taste.

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7. Midnight Snack Cherry Tomatoes

This award-winning cherry tomato is a go-to for adding color and taste to your garden. Midnight snack tomatoes are red when ripe but have a black or purple overlay — especially when exposed to sunlight. They are easy to grow and make a great starter fruit plant. The plants grow 5-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, while the fruits grow to the size of a cherry. Harvesting season will bring abundant fruit, with more than 100 tomatoes for each plant you grow. Midnight snack tomatoes are heat resistant and will thrive in full sunlight.

Black tomato cherry growing in garden on a sunny day. Midnight Snack Tomato plant with defocused foliage. Dark purple or indigo tomato ready to harvest. Summer gardening background. Selective focus.
Expect to harvest over 100 midnight snack tomatoes for each plant in the summer.


8. Power Pops Tomatoes

Power pops tomatoes are vibrant red and will ripen a couple of weeks before other varieties. What makes these special? They have a cascading growth habit, so you can plant them in hanging baskets or a patio container. Power pops tomatoes have a higher nutritional value than other tomatoes and a brilliant sweet taste. Power pops are a hybrid cultivar that grows 9-12 inches high, and the fruit will ripen in as little as 45 days. As a result, if you have short summers, you can still reap great rewards in little tomatoes.

Cherry tomato is a type of small round tomato. Baby Boomer. Sweetheart of the Patio. Tiny Tim. Power Pops. Sweetie
Not only do power pops have a beautiful cascading effect, but they also taste delicious too!

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9. Yellow Pear Tomatoes

This pear-shaped heirloom will make the perfect addition to your garden. The yellow pear tomato consists of bright yellow tomatoes that grow 1-2 inches long when ripe. In addition, the long vines mature to 8 feet long and are highly susceptible to disease. The delicious yellow tomatoes have a mild, sweet flavor, so you can make preserves or add them to a fresh summer salad. Fruits ripen within 80 days and need a cage or stake for support.

The fruit of the yellow pear tomato, The organic yellow-pear tomato.
Yellow pear tomatoes grow up to 2 inches long when ripe and ready for picking.

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10. Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomatoes

There is no better way to add sweetness and color to your salad! Matt’s wild cherry tomato is deep red with a smooth texture. The vines grow 4-8 feet long, and you can begin harvesting ripe tomatoes 50-60 days into the growing season. Matt’s wild cherry tomatoes grow small, half-inch tomatoes that are packed with sugar. When growing these beautiful tomatoes, ensure they get plenty of sunlight and water to get lots of juicy fruit.

This panoramic image is Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes. They are part of the species Lycopersicum esculentum.  Originally from Maine this species is very popular for garden growing in the summertime.
Matt’s wild cherry tomatoes need 6-8 hours of sunlight and plenty of water daily to thrive.


Summary of 10 Types of Cherry Tomatoes

Here’s a recap of the 10 types of cherry tomatoes that we took a look at.

NumberCherry TomatoPlant Size
1Sungold Tomatoes6-10 feet high
2Sunpeach Tomatoes5-6 feet high
3Black Cherry Tomatoes7 feet high
4Supersweet 100 Tomatoes8-10 feet high
5Tiny Tim Cherry Tomatoes1.5 feet high
6Sweet Million Tomatoes4-6 feet high
7Midnight Snack Cherry Tomatoes5-6 feet high
8Power Pops Tomatoes0.75-1 foot high
9Yellow Pear TomatoesVines mature to 8 feet long
10Matt’s Wild Cherry TomatoesVines grow 4-8 feet long

Final Thoughts

There are so many reasons to love cherry tomatoes! They are sweet and juicy, and the versatility in cooking makes growing them at home a bonus. In addition, cherry tomatoes are rich in micronutrients and can help improve heart health and promote skin health.

From the classic red cherry tomato to the more unique and colorful varieties, each type brings its own unique flavor and personality to the table. Enjoy the benefits of the many flavors and textures in your food. So the next time you’re out shopping, pick up some cherry tomato seeds and reap the benefits!

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