Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Dora'

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: Dora
Hybridized by Keith Mueller
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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:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brownsboro, Alabama

Memphis, Tennessee

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 2, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Excellent flavor; seems like it has some heatsetting potential as well. I will definitely grow again next year.

If you like 'Earl's Faux', you'd probably like this variety too. I found the taste to be fairly similar, but slightly more tart. Fruits are similar in size and appearance as well (it was easy to get the two mixed up on the counter if I didn't mark fruit with a sharpie while picking).

Developed and stabilized by Keith Mueller, Dora is "derived from a cross of 'Brandywine' X 'Cherokee Purple'. Though later and lower yielding than the other lines, this one was chosen for one consistent quality - flavor. Plants are regular leafed and indeterminate. 8-12 oz fruits are pink -red, green shouldered. 80-85 days."