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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Hank'

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: Hank

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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

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral catman529 On Mar 11, 2009, catman529 from Franklin, TN wrote:

Prolific yielder of small (2-inch) flattened, pinkish-red fruits. At one time I had 40 ripe fruit from 3 plants that got only about 5hr of sun per day.

Flavor is a very acidic old-fashioned tomato flavor; sometimes so acidic I thought I noticed a bitter edge. Letting the fruit completely ripen helped to remove the bitter edge, which seemed to come from any green part of the fruit.

The fruits were also VERY seedy. Seeds would go everywhere if I wasn't careful when I ate one. This kind of bothered me; I prefer a less-seedy tomato.

I noticed the foliage was a shade lighter than the usual dark green. All 4 plants I grew were the same in this way.

Unfortunately, I won't be growing it again. I'm going after some better varieties this year. If you like a very acidic tomato and don't mind a lot of seeds, give this one a try.


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

Franklin, Tennessee

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