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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Earliana'

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: Earliana
Hybridized by Sparks; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1900

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive riceke On Feb 8, 2010, riceke from Snellville, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Grew 4 plants in 5 gal size containers. Plants grew to 4' with supports. Thick heavy stems. Average production of various size tomatoes. Some were softball sized while others ping-pong ball size.
Most were baseball size. Plants remained healthy into later parts of August. Production started in mid-June when set in first part of April. Flavor was typical tomato taste on a sunny hot afternoon. I will grow this variety again.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Developed by George Sparks of Salem, NJ and introduced in 1900.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 67 day flattened globe, 7 ounce red. Some 60 years, we grew a cultivar with a similar description named Spark's Earliana. If this is the same cultivar, it is a pretty good early tomato.


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

Deland, Florida
Snellville, Georgia
Houston, Texas

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