Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Ferris Wheel'

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: Ferris Wheel
Registered or introduced: 1907
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Pelham, Alabama

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 10, 2010, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

They were attractive symmetric tomatoes which gave the appearance of a spoked wheel when cut--I guess that's where the name comes from . The flavor was good but not outstanding and the vines were short-lived.

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On Nov 24, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 90 day pink beefsteak. Introduced by John A. Salzer Seed Company in 1907.