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What is the difference between cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes?


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August 12, 2007 2:06AM

The fruit of grape tomatoes are smaller by about a half, more elongated, sweeter, lower in water content and have thicker skin than cherry tomatoes. This has made them popular for use in salads as they are easier to manage than the larger, juicier cherry tomatoes.

Horticulturally, they grow in long clusters - yes, like a grape! - with a longer growing season. Unlike cherry tomatoes, they won't ripen any further once picked. They are a cross between Roma, teardrop, and cherry tomatoes. The variety commonly sold in supermarkets is an F1 hybrid.