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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Ashleigh'

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: Ashleigh

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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, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive amideutch On Sep 11, 2009, amideutch from Albersbach
Germany wrote:

asaylor hit the nail on the head with his comments on Ashleigh. I grew mine in a 7 gal. container and it just pumped out 1-2 pound beauties. My seed source was Neil Gilliard. Thanks Neil for bringing us such a wonderful tomato. Ami

Positive asaylor On Mar 19, 2007, asaylor from Alcoa, TN wrote:

One of the best tomatoes I have ever grown!
Ashleigh is a very meaty, yet juicy, red beefsteak tomato that grows 1-2 pounds. It has very few seed cavities (great for sandwiches, bad for seed-saving!) Because of its meatiness, I bet you could use it as a paste tomato. Mine never lasted long enough to find out---they were eaten as soon as I brought them indoors! The taste is explosive, and like no other tomato I have ever tasted. I could probably identify it blind-folded! We have Neil Gilliard of Canada to thank for this delicious variety.

Positive Suze_ On Apr 1, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

10 oz - 1 lb. ribbed shoulders, sometimes larger, origin Lazee, Macedonia. Good to very good flavor.


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

Miami, Florida
Somerset, Kentucky
Tonawanda, New York
Alcoa, Tennessee
Elgin, Texas

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