Sweet 100 tomato plants produce red cherry tomatoes on indeterminate vining plants that may grow 4-8 feet (1.2 to 2.4 m.) tall. These vines produce high yields of fruit from early summer right up to frost. The high yields are indicated by the “100” in their name. However, this does not mean that the whole plant itself will only produce about 100 fruit. Instead, just one cluster of fruit on the plant can produce up to 100 cherry tomatoes, and the plant can produce many of these tomato clusters. With just one bite of a Sweet 100 cherry tomato, it is easy to see why “sweet” is also in its name. These cherry tomatoes are ranked as one of the best for snacking, even right off the vine. In fact, one of their nicknames is “vine candy.” Sweet 100 tomatoes are excellent for using fresh in salads. They are also versatile enough to be used in recipes, stewed, canned and/or frozen. Whichever methods they are prepared, Sweet 100 tomatoes retain their sweet, sugary flavor. They are also high in Vitamin C.
Sweet 100 tomato care is no different than that of most any tomato plant. The plants will grow best in full sun. Plants should be spaced about 24-36 inches (61-91 cm.) apart and generally mature in about 70 days. Because these vines become so laden with fruit, growing Sweet 100 tomatoes on a trellis or fence generally works best, but they can be staked or grown in tomato cages as well.