Mexico Midget

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Mexico Midget
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size currant
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Mexico
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Mexico Midget - ripe fruit. 2013-07-29.


Indet. plants with long and lanky vines, with regular foliage typical for wild tomatoes, round red fruits ~1-1.5 cm in diameter. Good yield, reasonably early, and continues to produce until it is killed by frost. Very good intense tomato flavor. Good disease resistance.

Seed source:

Linda Black of Fountain Valley, California (CA BL L) 08 / Heirloom Seeds 06

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


Large vines need caging or staking, sprawling highly branched plant with very small leaves, produces very large crop of seedy 0.5 inch round red fruit that give a burst of sweet flavor. Steadily productive right until first frost. Great to sprinkle them whole in salads or cooked dishes.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)

Year grown: 2005, 2007

Location: Augusta, Michigan


  • Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina, was sent this variety from Barney Laman, California, via a National Gardening Association seed swap in 1990. Barney claimed that he was given Mexico Midget by his brother, who was a truck driver, who obtained it while driving in Mexico, claiming it grew wild there.
  • One commercial source noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition: Seed Savers Exchange , but now it is more available.

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