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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Sprite'

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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: Sprite

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive cherylsommer 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 jenhillphoto 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 Suze_ 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 Farmerdill On Oct 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day grape tomato.

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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