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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Punta Banda'

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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: Punta Banda

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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:
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:
Cherry

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Drying

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive food4me On Jul 10, 2014, food4me from Idaho Falls, ID (Zone 5a) wrote:

First time grower this year. Started seeds in Jiffy pellets. They transplanted without any problem, grew rapidly to what seems to be their final size, about 14 inches tall, and started producing blossoms very quickly, have set fruit even though night temps until recently have been in the 40s. They are a bushy, sturdy plant. Some lower leaves got diseased looking and I removed them, but the balance of the plant looks very healthy. Looking forward to tasting them.

Neutral lysis On May 3, 2011, lysis from Scottsdale, AZ wrote:

Grows like a weed in Arizona beds. Had multiple fruit set with temps in the mid 90s. However, taste was bland at best.

Positive kitty_mom On Jul 8, 2009, kitty_mom from Waverly, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Started these from seed. The seed company said that these would be long vines, but in our area they are small bushes. They came from a desert area in Mexico, it's hot and sunny alright but also humid and wet in our area, so that may be the difference.
A bright tart flavor- I like it.

Regional...

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

Scottsdale, Arizona
Waverly, Georgia
Idaho Falls, Idaho



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