Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Variegated'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegated
Additional cultivar information:(aka Splash of Cream)
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red-orange

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ione, California

Stockton, California

Traverse City, Michigan

Belton, Texas

Manassas, Virginia

Richland, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This Irish heirloom comes true from seed.

Neutral

On Sep 7, 2006, tropicalaria from Tri-Cities, WA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a beautiful plant in the spring with all of the bright white variegation, but the patterns disappeared in the summer and it was indistinguishable (without looking at it up close) from the other tomatoes by July. We do have hot summers, which is probably to blame. Fruit was so-so. Small, mild, and cracked very easily. It is remarkable that the variegation consistently comes true from seed.

Neutral

On Jan 18, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

The correct name for this one is 'Varigated'. 'Splash of Cream' is a renaming.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2005, Windchyme from Stockton, CA wrote:

Pretty white and green leaves, grows as well as any other tomato- even better. Does quite well in hot weather (though the variegation lessens as the temps increase over 80 degrees), and now, apparently, also resistant to cooler temps with light frosts.

Still green, lush and STILL growing like a weed in the middle of December after several frosts. It is in a south-facing location with sheltering house walls on the west and north sides of the plant. I will update if it makes it to spring alive and well (and needing to be pruned back before it completely takes over the house).

This is a beautiful tomato plant, and the fruit, while not as good tasting as some heirlooms, is still a heck of a lot better then store tomatoes. I intend to use this plant for dual purpo... read more