Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Rutgers California Supreme Space Select'

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: Rutgers California Supreme Space Select
Additional cultivar information:(aka Rutgers CS Space Select)
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Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Semi-determinate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Omaha, Nebraska

Rochester, New York

Germantown, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 17, 2009, RussMartin4154 from Omaha, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

From: "Germination, growth rates, and electron microscope analysis of tomato seeds flown on the LDEF"

Authors: Ernest C. Hammond, Jr , Kevin Bridgers and F. Denise Berry

"A batch of tomato seeds were flown in orbit aboard the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) for almost 6 y[ears] During this time, the seeds received an abundant exposure to cosmic radiation. Upon the return of the LDEF to Earth, the seeds were distributed throughout the United States and 30 foreign countries for analysis."

From: "From Wolf Peach to Outer Space—Tomato History & Lore" by Karan Davis Cutler, included in the book "Tantalizing Tomatoes"

"For six years, more than 12.5 million 'Rutgers California Supreme' seeds circled earth aboard a satellite, ... read more