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PlantFiles: Currant Tomato
Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium 'Tess's Land Race Currant'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Tess's Land Race Currant
Registered or introduced: 2006

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Currant

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:
Orange
Red-orange
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated
Family heirlooms

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Drying

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DonShirer On Aug 26, 2007, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I saw this new variety listed and tried it thinking it might do well in my shaded vegetable garden. Did it ever!
So many tiny red clustered fruit from two plants that I had to give them away to friends (who liked them). Flavor ok (not exceptional) but they look great in salads and are fine for just popping in your mouth. Plants sprawl, so best put in a 5 or 6 foot cage. Ripens early.

Regional...

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

Westbrook, Connecticut
Pukalani, Hawaii
Boise City, Oklahoma
Herndon, Virginia
Ahtanum, Washington
Chehalis, Washington



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