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Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Kibic'

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: Kibic
Additional cultivar information:(aka Kibit's Ukrainian)
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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Dwarf

Fruit Shape:

Plum

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red-orange

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 14, 2012, livinonfaith from Fuquay Varina, NC wrote:

Andrey Baranovski of Belarus (who has passed on the seed to some US growers) has said, " This is a Polish tomato variety called Kibic, well-known in Eastern Europe for its productivity and earliness. Our favorite for canning and pickling."

It's a wonderful little plant (1 1/2' - 2 1/2') that puts out an abundance of small, sausage shaped fruit that is useful for many applications. While mine averaged just over 1 oz per tomato, Andrey says his are a bit larger.

The fruit seemed to be best picked when the shoulders are not quite ripe in order to avoid mealiness. If picked this way, they have a very nice taste and texture and last well on the counter. Perfect for growing in small containers. (One of mine was in a 2 gallon container.) I couldn't believe how... read more