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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Tennessee Britches'

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: Tennessee Britches

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
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:
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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive girlgroupgirl On Jul 22, 2007, girlgroupgirl wrote:

This was also the first tomato to fruit in my own garden. Mine looks much different than the photo posted here. The one I am growing is at least twice the size, elongated sideways, slightly pleated and tastes just fantastic! It was one of the best tomatoes I have eaten.
I am finding that the tomatoes are so large they are fruiting slowly, the vine is putting all it's energy into only a few fruit at a time. Worth the wait for the next ripe one!

Positive MikeyJoe On Sep 12, 2006, MikeyJoe from Clarksville, IN wrote:

Tennessee Britches was my first full-size Tomato to ripen this year. When you consider that it produces uniform fruit that is blemish free, tasty, and won't crack, it makes it a real winner. It will definetly be in my garden again next year.

Neutral Suze_ On Jan 18, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

95 days, indeterminate Regular leaf plants with good leaf coverage producing huge (up to forty ounces), pink fruits. Rare heirloom.


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

West Fork, Arkansas
Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Clarksville, Indiana

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