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PlantFiles: Cherry/Plum Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Blush'

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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: Blush
Registered or introduced: 2011

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Cherry
Grape

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Bicolor

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated
Created heirlooms

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Canning
Drying

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dorisv On Sep 7, 2013, dorisv from Oakland, CA wrote:

Productive and tasty fruit from this small fruited tomato variety. It developed wilt right as the first clusters ripened, but they were delicious nonetheless. I will try to grow this again next year.

Positive charleyball On Jan 29, 2013, charleyball from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

blush is one of the best tasting tomatoes i have tasted sweet and tropical . a must grow every year

Positive MissMarina On Jul 15, 2011, MissMarina from Marina Del Rey, CA wrote:

A friend at my community garden is growing these. The taste is out of this world! They are so sweet and fruity and juicy, that I just had to grow them myself. I cleaned and dried some seeds from one fruit that had split open. 2 days later, I placed 6 seeds on a damp paper towel (rolled up, tucked in a ziplock bag, and placed in a warm spot). 2 days after that, all seeds had started to sprout. I planted them in little pots and all are growing happily. I will report back when they start producing fruit.

Positive Sherilou On Jan 23, 2011, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of my favorite tomatoes... Blush seeds can be purchased from Seeds of Change. They describe them as 2" long "julienne cherries" with a tropical sweet flavor reminiscent of pineapple. They're yellow with a blush of red, when ripe.

These are delicious and beautiful... truly gourmet. I have not yet detected any notes of pineapple, but it's a really scrumptious tomato. I've had some fruits grow to 4" in length. The actual plant has a very "weeping/droopy" growth habit.

Regional...

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

Marina Del Rey, California
Oakland, California
Panama City, Florida
Copperas Cove, Texas



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