Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Sprite'

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: Sprite
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Grape

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Mountain View, California

Santa Clara, California

Danbury, Connecticut

Miami, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Chanute, Kansas

Elgin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
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Positive

On May 1, 2010, cherylsommer from Miami, FL wrote:

This is a very prolific plant. It grows a little over 3 ft. Buy seeds from florida tomat growers. This plant needs caging. Goes a little nuts. Put a handful of colorburst fertilizer with a handful of bone meal. really helps flowering potential. Grows well in 5 gallon pot. Hope this helps.

Positive

On Feb 14, 2009, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love sprite tomatoes. Very sweet little red grape type tomatoes born in abundance on small plants. I grew my one plant summer 2008 in an earth box with plenty room to spare. This would be a great patio plant, with no sacrifice on flavor. They have great firmness which gives you a nice snap when you pop them into your mouth and bite down.

Positive

On Jun 13, 2008, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tastes like the pricey sweet grape tomatoes at the grocery store, but a notch above. Productive 3 ft plants. Easy to grow, would work well in a container.

Neutral

On Oct 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day grape tomato.