Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Chico III'

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: Chico III
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Pear

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Created heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Liberty Hill, Texas

Logan, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 25, 2015, lokidog from Logan, UT wrote:

This is one of the best paste tomatoes I've ever grown. I've probably tried 50. It's early, which is unusual for a paste, as most ripen all at once at the end of the season - even the indeterminates in my climate. It's also tolerant of hot weather - a bit more than other tomatoes and drop less blossoms when the temps get in the 90's. If you pick all the fruit, even the green, in the first ripening period (when more than half are ripe), you will get another flush or even two of fruiting. The flavor is great cooked (for which these are intended), and just OK fresh - but still better than supermarket tomatoes.