Tomato, 'Ceylon'

Oh-my-goodness-these-are-so-cute! Ceylon has all the look of a big ruffled beefsteak type tomato but in a miniature little package, only slightly larger than your average cherry tomato. From seed we originally got from Tom Stearns of High Mowing Seed almost 20 years ago, this prolific and early tomato has long been one of our favorites. We used it as a real eye-catcher in our cherry tomato mixes. Great sweet/tart flavor. Rare. Not quite a cherry but not quite a slicer either. Last time we grew it, the plants were straining under the weight of them. And the taste? Gracious. Harvested our last load at the end of September and they were still perfectly sweet, tempting and delicious.
Indeterminate. 65 days. UO

Packet: 30-35 seeds

Product Code: TOM-CE-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info


Sow 4-7 weeks before your last frost date.

Transplant out after danger of frost (50+F nighttime temps).

Note: Don't start too early or plants will be leggy and root-bound! Tomatoes do well in clay to loam soils. 




18" spacing in rows 5' apart.


10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F


Full sun


Medium-Heavy. Prefers well-drained, well-balanced fertile soil with a pH between 6.0-7.5. Note that excess Nitrogen will encourage foliage, not fruit! Low calcium and irregular watering will result in blossom end rot.


Row cover may be used for extra warmth and possible earlier fruit set.

Irregular watering can result in blossom end rot.

Plant deeply to encourage healthy root structure.

Indeterminate varieties may benefit from pruning suckers to encourage air flow, plant health, and energy towards plant top and fruit.

Trellis! We really like the Florida weave.