Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Virginia Sweets'

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: Virginia Sweets
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Bicolor

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Bellflower, California

Lakewood, California

Oceanside, California

San Leandro, California

Benton, Kentucky

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Wilsonville, Oregon

Elgin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Aug 4, 2013, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

Makes big, lovely, sweet tasting tomatoes. Not the most productive, but worth growing once in awhile. The plant seems to be resistant to the various problems other plants are having this year, but I have it in shade for half of the day unlike them, so it doesn't get as much intense heat and sun.

Positive

On Feb 28, 2013, surburbfarmer from Bellflower, CA wrote:

I grew this in the summer of 2011, along with Big Rainbow, Lucky Cross, and Old German. This was the winner for production, size and taste hands down!

It produced a healthy crop (25-30 per plant) of medium to large tomatoes with vibrant color, and excellent flavor and texture. The largest that year was 1.7 pounds. Most fruit were between 12 to 16 ounces. It set decently in the heat too, but it wasn't a brutally hot summer. Overall, this proved to be a winner for my So-Cal garden.

Positive

On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Good - for a bicolor. Slightly better tasting than Burrackers Favorite, IMO.