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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Gary'O Sena'

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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: Gary'O Sena
Additional cultivar information: (aka Gary O'Sena)
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)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Pink
Purple

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive b54red On Jun 18, 2010, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

In over 30 years of gardening I have never had a plant grow so large. Moderate fruit set of large, delicious, beautifully colored tomatoes on a vine that needs a lot of space and a good bit of pruning or it will get totally out of hand. Mine is now 12 ft tall and extends to a width of over 11 feet. In a garden ravaged by fusarium this is a standout plant.

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

Great flavor, beautiful coloration, sets fairly well in heat. A new favorite; I will definitely grow again.

Developed and stabilized by Keith Mueller, Gary'O Sena is "a pink-purple line derived from the 'Brandywine' X 'Cherokee Purple' cross. These large, capable of more than 1 lb., fruits have the characteristics and qualities of Cherokee Purple on vigorous, indeterminate, potato leafed plants. Plants set well and produce rather early for such large sized fruits (70-75 days). First fruits have been recorded as early as 68 days."

Addendum: according to the breeder, the proper spelling of this variety really s/b Gary'O Sena, because it was named for his paternal grandmother, who spelled her name that way.

Regional...

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

Memphis, Alabama
De Funiak Springs, Florida
Wilsonville, Oregon
Memphis, Tennessee
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas



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