Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Jersey Devil'

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: Jersey Devil
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Plum

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Long Beach, California

Danbury, Connecticut

Fordland, Missouri

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Edison, New Jersey

Saluda, North Carolina

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 20, 2012, TimX from Schwenksville, PA wrote:

Outstanding sauce tomato. Very productive, some resistance to blight compared to my other heirlooms. Likes to be fed. Has replaced Amish paste as my main tomato for sauce. Great flavor, bigger, fewer seeds and better blight resistance.

Positive

On Sep 12, 2006, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Love this tomato! No BER for me. They are sweet, flavorful tomatoes. I find the shape fun too. They ripen to a deep red hue. The skin gets soft when they are ripe, so they are a bit delicate. I've used them mostly for sauce. Will grow them again.

Positive

On Aug 9, 2006, postalk8 from Fordland, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

Excellent flavor, great for sandwiches (not too juicy and sliced longways, fits great on sandwich). Only downside I have found is that it seems to get blossom end rot easily (or my soil is too poor). I'm going to save my seeds, definitely want to grow more of these next year!!

Neutral

On Sep 30, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A long pointy paste tomato.