Growing Campari Tomatoes

| 7/30/2011 12:56:03 AM

Tags: Shelley Moore, Dakota Farms, Utah garden, Campari tomatoes, growing tomatoes,

Michelle MooreShelley Moore is an aspiring organic backyard gardener with hopes of becoming a true 'green thumb'. She is the mother of two young daughters and the wife of one helpful husband. They reside in northern Utah.  

Sitting on the sofa with my husband at my mother-in-law’s patio home just before dinner last Sunday, I had my nose in a magazine while my husband was looking up information on Campari tomatoes on his iPhone.  
One site reported they grow to 9 feet.

(What? That can’t be real.) 
Another site he relayed was stating 3 or 4 feet. 
(Okay, that seemed more realistic!) 
I remember a photo he showed me, however, and they were pretty high climbing on a support system. I’m not sure how tall this variety grows! 
I have yet to purchase anything for our Camparies to grow and climb on, however, I am just happy to have some on the vine! 
My mother in law’s husband had mentioned something to the effect awhile back that I may get some green tomatoes, but if it was a long, hot summer they may ripen. (Because I had planted from seed, I believe, and not from a starter plant; it was a late start growing than normal) So, I was discouraged at first, but gained hope. 

campari seeds 
Saved Campari seeds ready for planting. Photo By Shelley Moore. 

It’s been about a week and a half ago now, when I found small round green tomatoes growing in my garden at last!  

Our first Campari tomatoes
Our first Campari tomatoes are growing! Photo By Shelley Moore. 

6/17/2013 2:46:26 PM

We bought some campari tomatoes, harvested the seeds, and now we have a dozen or so campari sprouts which we've transferred to the garden.  Any idea how long they take until they fruit?  Thx!

russ stokes
3/17/2013 5:51:39 PM

I am doubtful that you planted Campari tomatoes. Where did you get seeds?

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