What Is the Shortest Growing Tomato Plant?

Micro-Tom, a dwarf tomato developed at the University of Florida, is the world's shortest tomato variety at 5- to 8-inches high. Suitable for 4-inch containers, it has 1-inch fruit. Tomatoes with the shortest growing seasons--ripening from seed in 50 days--include Sophie's Choice and Fireworks.

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