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PlantFiles: 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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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive butlpbk1 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.

Neutral Farmerdill 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.


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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