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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Michael Pollan'

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: Michael Pollan

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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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under 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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Jubilada On Aug 27, 2013, Jubilada from Palo Alto, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I'm growing the Michael Pollan tomatoes this season for the first time. I decided to try this type because it is an "open pollinated" sort, and if I liked it, I could save the seeds and grow it again. I do like the tomatoes, a bunch, and will definitely save the seeds and add it to my repertoire of must grow tomatoes. It's a very productive and healthy plant, the tomatoes are beautiful and very, very tasty. In my opinion, a very tangy tomato! Good in salads, salsa, sauces, and just out of hand. Yum! The tomatoes have a slight yellow-orange tinge to the shoulders when ripe, but are bright green inside. Must be careful not to let them get too ripe, because then they are a bit mushy. Lovely little tomatoes!


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

Palo Alto, California

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