Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Red Barn'

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 Barn
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Height:

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Broomfield, Colorado

Miami, Florida

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 13, 2015, zark from Elysburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I have grown Red Barn two consecutive years now and it will most likely be in my tomato patch for years to come. It grows well here with large plants and a decent harvest. At times it is the best taste in the garden. To me it has a good tomatoey taste I would expect from a great old heirloom. I would have to describe it one of the sweeter toms in my patch of twenty or so varieties. Some of the fruits are not good shaped, but the taste makes it a plant again tom. To think it was almost lost forever. Thanks Joe and Carolyn..

Neutral

On Jan 12, 2008, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Bred by Joe Bratka's father. Joe found the seeds in glass jars in a tool shed on their/his property, could not germinate any of them, and sent seeds to Carolyn Male (NY MA C), who succeeded and shared this wonderful variety with other gardeners."