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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Totem'

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: Totem

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 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:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mystic On Jun 11, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew this one last year mainly for my mother, she loved it. Such an amazing little plant. It was so loaded with tomatoes, I couldn't see how it held them all. They ate off it all summer long. Needless to say I am growing it again this year.

Neutral dmj1218 On Apr 9, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grew this tomato primarily for the novelty of it. But it does grow very stocky, healthy plants with very heavy fruit set. Works well in pots. Taste is not good at all--but it makes a good foil to fool the birds into eating them rather than the good red tomatoes; so I grew it for them. Our birds are not very intelligent, and will totally ignore orange, yellow, or black tomatoes so I grow far more of those.

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

A dwarf cherry.


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

Denver, Colorado
Ewing, Kentucky
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cheyenne, Wyoming

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