Little cherry sized tomatoes always seem to be the ones that survive the extremes most readily. At least in my experience. The many varieties (see a previous post) that are out there in the garden have been suffering a lot in the extended heat wave of late, and although more or less healthy, don’t flower, and hence there’s no fruit. Not so for these red cherries. They just keep on giving. (I took this photo near the end of August, when I picked this batch, and forgot to post it. There have been more produced since, and I’d better go out there and pick them.) This all reminds me of the gold ones of similar size that I had for a couple of years running one time. Also very generous. See e.g., here.
I wonder if somehow these small ones are more closely related to older, less domesticated varieties? One to look up.