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PlantFiles: 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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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive zark 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 Big_Red 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."


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

Broomfield, Colorado
Miami, Florida
Elysburg, Pennsylvania

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