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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Old Ivory Egg'

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: Old Ivory Egg

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Creamy white

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive carotcruncha On Sep 22, 2010, carotcruncha from basildon essex
United Kingdom wrote:

i grew this outdoors with good results in a big clay pot in multi purp compost ,the year after i tried it in the green house and it didnt like it much. it recvoered when i took it out. going to tri it in the ground next year. ripens very well off the vine and is good looking and mild and firm and sweet

Positive MikeyJoe On Sep 11, 2006, MikeyJoe from Clarksville, IN wrote:

If you are gonna grow Old Ivory Egg, I hope that you like them. They produce a very healthy number of tasty, egg-shaped fruit.

Although I have seen them described as similar in size to a chicken egg, mine have never quite made it to the size of a Grade A Large.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Tomato Growers Supply, offers this description: "This heirloom variety is well named as its fruit is the size, shape, and approximate color of a chicken's egg. Pale ivory fruit will eventually turn creamy yellow and has a mild, sweet flavor. Very unusual color for a plum-type tomato, offering great uses in salads, platters, and even salsas and sauces. Indeterminate. 80 days. "


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

Clarksville, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Sandwich, Massachusetts

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