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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Vorlon'

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: Vorlon

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
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:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive daneeboy On Sep 3, 2011, daneeboy from Spruce Creek, PA wrote:

Tasty with a creamy texture. Good but not as good as some of the other classic black tomatoes being more bland by comparison to Krim, Tula, and Cherokee. A very pretty tomato.

Positive mommiest On Mar 25, 2011, mommiest from Herndon, VA wrote:

Excellent germination in our greenhouse, vigorous plants. Classic smokey taste. Better flavor but less productive than the Purple Cherokee in my Herndon, VA garden. My personal favorite in 2010.

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

As a big fan of the sci-fi TV show "Babylon-5" I had to grow this one even though I didn't get a description when I received the seeds. I really figured that someone gave a so-so Tomato a really good name to make it more appealing.
So I was pretty surprised when it turned out to be a great Tomato with a beautiful color. The flavor is typical of a purple/black Tomato which happens to be what I generally like best. The coloration is excellent, purplish-black flesh with rusty-green shoulders works well for a plate of slices or for eating off the vine.
Vorlon will be in my line-up again next year.

Positive Suze_ On Mar 29, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Stabilized cross between Cherokee Purple and Prudens Purple. Potato leaf plants produce deep purple-pink fruits w/green shoulders. Great flavor, moderate productivity.


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

Clarksville, Indiana
Tishomingo, Mississippi
Bayville, New Jersey
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Herndon, Virginia

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