Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Red Pear Franchi'

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: Red Pear Franchi
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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:

Pear

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Clinton, Connecticut

West Hartford, Connecticut

Ijamsville, Maryland

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Marlboro, Vermont

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 21, 2010, butlpbk1 from Marlboro, VT wrote:

Large vigorous plant, tall and branching. Bears heavily until frost. Mid-season in Vermont and Connecticut. Excellent flavor, deep red with few seeds. Reasonably resistant to fusarium wilt for an heirloom variety. Got rave reviews from neighbors we shared it with. Great for cooking as well as fresh eating. Highly recommended.

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On Oct 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Large tomato in the shape of a flattened, ribbed pear. Similar to Zapotec pleated (Tlacolula) but red colored. Large size. From Italy. Rare. 90-95 days.