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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Williams Striped'

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: Williams Striped

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One member has or wants this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive VGMKY On Dec 29, 2006, VGMKY from Louisville, KY wrote:

William's Striped Tomato - Kentucky Heirloom

The story on this tomato came from my garden friends, Georgia and Rene' Emond; they have a small hothouse and grow both tomato and flower plants for sale in the community of Glendale, Kentucky. They also grow a few tomatoes for sale to the general public.
Their elderly neighbor use to garden but has been unable to for a number of years. He mentioned to Georgia that he found some tomato seed in his closet in a medicine bottle but had no idea as to what variety they were or how old they were; these were some he had grown in the past and saved seed.
Georgia took them and come spring was able to get several to germinate. That fall she shared seed with several folks including Merlyn Niedens when we were in attendance at the Appalachian Heirloom Seed Conservancy Fall Conference in October.
The summer of 2005 Merlyn grew them and took tomatoes to the Summer Festival where it won the "best" in taste!

William's Striped 85/90 days, a favrite at Farmer's Markets, large fruit of 1 lb or more, Very beautiful exterior and interior of red and yellow colors; it was the favorite of the tomatoes at the 2005 Heirloom Garden Show.

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

The large fruit weigh 1 lb. or more, with beautiful red and yellow colors, inside and out. A favorite of the folks who sampled it at Merl Neiden's booth at the Heirloom Garden Show. 90 Days.


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

Louisville, Kentucky

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