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PlantFiles: Wild Tomato
Lycopersicon hirsutum

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: hirsutum (her-SOO-tum) (Info)

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Seed Collecting:
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:
Currant

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Green

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral sanpedro On Dec 6, 2008, sanpedro from Espanola, NM (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a wild South American cultivar. The plant has a spawling habit and sets large clusters of 3/8 inch fuzzy green fruit late in the season. The lowlands subspecies crosses readily with ordinary tomatoes. The fruit has thick skins and an unusual, intense flavor. The species has high levels of certain types of sugars and is being investigated for a number of disease and pest resistant traits which may be useful in breeding programs.

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

Espanola, New Mexico



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