Petit Moineau (Little Sparrow)


  • Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
  • Plant growth: indeterminate
  • Leaf type: regular leaf
  • Time to maturity: early
  • Germination tested after Hot Water Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
  • Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+

“Petit Moineau” (Little Sparrow) is a deep red currant tomato with an enormous punch in flavor. It has the strongest flavor of any currant or currant-type tomato I have tried…and this is not in an unpleasant way. It is strongly acid and strongly sweet. These would just explode in a salad.
Petit Moineau is a Canadian heirloom from the Chateauguay region of Quebec. Written descriptions all state that this makes a very large and sprawling plant, which is typical of most currant varieties. I must add, however, that the plant can be kept in bounds somewhat by reducing the growing medium. I grew this variety in a 5 gallon pot, and although the branches were still strongly horizontal, the height was limited to about 4 feet. I just used clothespins to secure the sprawling branches to the cage.
NOTE: Seeds for currant tomatoes appear to take longer than other types to germinate, so please be patient while waiting for the seedling to appear. Also, the seeds are small in general and it is difficult to sort out the “empty shells” that do not germinate. Because of this, I am including extra seeds in each pack of every currant variety.

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