This rare plant yields hundreds of 2.5 centimetre, pear-shaped, bright-red cherry tomatoes that have wonderful, delicious, sweet flavours with a very sweet skin, making this a delightful snacking tomato. It is a tasty and colourful complement to Beam's Yellow Pear, a perfect choice to serve in a tomato salad or as a tasty decoration to culinary creations. These seeds are rarely offered. The Red Fig heirloom tomatoes have been grown in America since the 18th century, when they were dried and packed away for winter use as a substitute for figs. To make the "figs", boiling water was poured over the tomatoes to remove the skins and they were then preserved in sugar, when they were said to last perfectly for years! (Cordon)
Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into grow bags.