Everglades Tomatoes

Fantastic Florida Natives

Vicki Becker

5/4/20241 min read

Everglades tomatoes, also known as Everglades cherry tomatoes, are a fascinating variety of tomato plants that thrive in warm climates. These petite, sweet, and tangy tomatoes are native to the Everglades region of Florida, hence their name. They have a rich history, as they were discovered growing wild in the wetlands. Everglades tomatoes are adaptable to a range of zones, typically thriving in zones 10-11, but they can also be grown as annuals in cooler climates. When it comes to soil conditions, they prefer well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Regular watering is essential, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. These tomatoes are also highly resistant to diseases and pests, making them an excellent choice for organic gardeners. With their vibrant red color and unique flavor, Everglades tomatoes are a delightful addition to any garden or culinary creation.