Lycopersicon esculentum


Tomatoes can be grown in our walls about 2-4 weeks after our final frost date. In the Bay area tomatoes can be started in April. Harvest will begin within 1 month of planting and will continue through September.


  • Micro tomatoes are genetically bred tomatoes and will grow 1 ft x 1 ft x 1ft wide averaging around 8-10 inches - perfect for our small farm wall pots.
  • Micro Tomatoes were developed in 1989 through the University of Florida by Dr. JW Scott and Dr. BK Harbaugh and are known as the smallest varieties of tomato in the world! 
  • No GMO's here! These micro tomatoes were open pollinated - bees or hand pollination was used to get these genetics. They collected & mixed pollen from specifically smaller varieties of tomatoes. As the plant that had mixed pollen placed into their flower starts to produce fruit, the seeds within that fruit will hold new genetics to a new type of tomato plant due cross pollination.
  • Fun fact! This is how they created the red colored tomatoes way back in the day before there was a truly red tomato plant. 

Benefits, Recipes & Care


  • Fiber - regular intake supports gut health balance due to the acidity within the fruit. Just eat with caution if you tend to have a sensitive tummy. Too much acidity can lead to heartburn & an upset stomach. 
  • Vitamin C - supports the immune system & flushes out toxins
  • Potassium - necessary for healthy blood pressure & for heart disease prevention if taken in regularly
  • Vitamin K1 - supports thinning the blood & preventing blood clots.
  • Folate or Vitamin B9 - this nutrient is present in tomatoes & supports proper tissue growth & cell function. Folate is especially important in pregnancy.


  • Tomatoes need that heat! About 6 hours a day is ideal.
  • Planted Places would recommend to put your tomato plants on the top 3 rows, so there is no chance of the foliage getting shaded by other plants! 
  • If you have a 3 column wall we would recommend placing your tomato on the outside rows so the pot and the plant can absorb the most sunlight and heat possible. This is also important because tomatoes like to be dried out well in between waterings so if the plant is sitting in between other plants the soil will take longer to dry out.
  • That drying period is important for fruit production, root growth, and the sweetening of the fruit. 
  • Use the larger set of tomato foliage that sits on those top few rows of the farm wall to your advantage in those summer months, by placing smaller tender plants like cilantro and lettuce underneath the tomatoes to get extra shade through the day. This is especially important if your wall is sitting in full sun throughout the whole day. 
  • Placement in the wall - you should put other plants that can handle being dried out on that same row in case you need to turn off that specific water valve that day while the other portion of your wall gets a sip of water. This means we recommend putting things like Par-cel, Peppers, Parsley, Oregano, Basil, Thai Basil, Thyme, Mint, Chives, and Flowering plants like Lavender and Nasturtium all in one row just in case the water needs to be turned off for that row, that day. 


Jochalos Micro Tomato:

-Known for their yellowish orange pop in your mouth goodness! These dime size tomatoes are recognized for their balance of an intensely sweet flavor mixed well with acidity, making these little guys great for snacking, salads, and raw tomato appetizers! 

Pinocchio Micro Tomato:

These small red cherry tomatoes are known for their classic taste with a much higher acidity. Pinocchio will sweeten as they ripen. Cut down the water once you see the fruit. This is a great tomato for roasting, baking, and mixing with a pasta dish.

Red Robin Micro Tomato: 

Red Robin Micro Tomatoes are known to be exceptionally sweet with a classic dark red dime sized cherry tomato! Great for snacking and eating in any raw situation.