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
Registered or introduced: 1900
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Deland, Florida

Snellville, Georgia

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

Neutral

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.