Micro Tom are the smallest tomato variety ever bred. I like Micro Tom tomatoes, while they are not hugely delicious or massively productive, they are tiny little plants that are very cute. I have read on seed company websites many different days to maturity ranging from 50 days to 120 days and everything in between.
|Micro Tom starting to ripen|
The following are the Micro Tom tomato days to maturity in my garden this year. Being in Australia the dates is written in the format of Day/Month/Year.
Seeds planted 02/10/2016 Day 0
Germinated 11/10/2016 Day 9
Flowered 22/12/2016 Day 81
Harvest start 07/01/2017 Day 97
The previous time I recorded Micro Tom tomato days to maturity it took 113 days from planting the seed until picking the first ripe fruit. They were very old seeds so it is to be expected that the plants would be weaker and slower than normal.
My best guess is that 50 days is quoted by some seed companies is the amount of days to maturity from transplant, which is arbitrary and pointless unless you transplant at a standard set date. I find it far more useful to know how long it takes to pick ripe fruit from planting the seed.
|Micro Tom Tomatoes|
|Micro Tom starting to flower|