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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Depp's Pink Firefly'

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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: Depp's Pink Firefly

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Height:
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:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Pink

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral DrDoolotz On Mar 31, 2007, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this tomato in 2006 in Iowa, zone 5a. It was VERY slow to get going compared to all my other tomatoes. It never really took off and although it produced some fruits, they were few and far between. The taste of the fruits was good, not outstanding. I only had one plant so I will try it again. I did not experience the catfacing problem on my plant here in Iowa, but catfacing is partly environmental, so that may explain it. In any case, I'm neutral on it for now due to the low productivity.

Positive Farmerdill On Sep 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

95 days Potato leaved A large, pink, beefsteak type, averaging 20 oz., with pin-point, silver/iridescent freckling or fireflies evenly distributed on the skin. The flavor is a creamy, tender, acid/sweet combination. The fruits are very fleshy with small seed cavities and few seeds, especially for a beefsteak type. Tastes pretty good, but worse than Purple Ponderosa for catfacing. Not as disease resistant either.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Urbandale, Iowa



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