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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Red Penna'

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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: Red Penna

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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)
36-48 in. (90-120 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)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Usage:
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Suze_ On Jul 23, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

70-85 dtm, 12 oz to 1lb and over fruit. Red beefsteak type, reg. leaf. Brought over by immigrants who came to work in the cement plant in Hannibal, MO. sometime between 50-100 years ago. These were grown at the cement plant.

Very good to even excellent flavor for me, not very productive, though (less than 5 fruit).

Regional...

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

Miami, Florida
Tonawanda, New York



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