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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Flora-Dade'

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: Flora-Dade
Additional cultivar information: (aka Floradade)
Registered or introduced: 1976

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One vendor has this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Ayson On Jan 20, 2014, Ayson from Cape Town
South Africa wrote:

I have had great success with this tomato here in our home garden. The plants grow approx 6 ft and are full of bunches of tomato that grow in clusters of about 5 to 6. What part of the plant is poisonous as this concerns me. It appears that as I pick the tomatoes, more start growing. Delivious and fleshy and easy to. Highly recommended.

I purchased my seeds from Stodels Garden Nursery here in Cape Town.

Neutral Suze_ On Aug 21, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Informational -- I've not grown this variety.

74 days, determinate This popular market tomato is well adapted to southern humid areas. Flora-Dade was developed by the University of Florida, Homestead and offers mid-season fruit with a deep globe shape, that are firm, smooth and jointless. It is red at maturity, about seven ounces on a determinate plant that offers good cover. Flora-Dade has SVF 1 & 2 disease tolerance. Released 1976.

Positive greenkat On Aug 17, 2006, greenkat from Crofton, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

A commercially grown variety that produces great in hot humid weather: Floradade is a rather tall determinate with dense, meaty fruit. Although the taste is good, it is not outstanding. I would still give this variety an A for its ability to stand up to a week of 97 to 100 degree heat and keep giving me baskets of good size unblemished fruit.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1976 fresh market tomato from the University of Florida, Homestead. It has resistance to fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, verticillium wilt race 1, and gray leaf spot. It is still popular with home gardeners in the southeast.


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

Menifee, California
Arabi, Georgia
Stockbridge, Georgia
Pineville, Louisiana
Crofton, Maryland

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