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Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Prue'

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: Prue
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Plum

Pear

Heart

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

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:

Miami, Florida

Clarksville, Indiana

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 28, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Fabulous, unique taste. Sweet, but definitely not bland. Elongated heart/paste, with nipple on bottom, sometimes other shapes, medium to largish fruit. Indet habit, regular leaf foliage somewhat on the wispy side.

From Tom Gallucci of CT, originally from his ex-wife's grandfather, Mr. Prue was from MA but no one knows where this var. came from, Mr. Prue was born around 1900 and was known to be growing these in the 1940s and probably earlier.