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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Nichol's'

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: Nichol's
Additional cultivar information: (aka Nichol's Heirloom)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
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Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

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Disease Resistance:
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Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dlbailey On Feb 19, 2010, dlbailey from Central Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very prolific, heat and drought tolerant grape tomatoes. Firm with a slightly tart, acid taste like paste and canning tomatoes. Purchased seeds at Native Seeds/SEARCH.

Positive tucsonjill On Jun 22, 2009, tucsonjill from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

I purchased seeds from Native Seed/SEARCH. Their catalog has the following description:
"These seeds were sent to us by the Nichols family in Tucson. Volunteer seeds that just kept coming up, they have been maintained by the family patriarch for about 50 years. It is well adapted to the desert; it is heat-tolerant and prefers full sunlight. The tasty "pink cherry" tomatoes are prolific producers."

I find them to be pleasantly tart and tangy--not "garden candy", but good for salads or snacking.


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

Tucson, Arizona

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