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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Barnes Mountain Orange'

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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: Barnes Mountain Orange
Additional cultivar information: (aka Barnes Mountian Yellow)

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
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:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Orange

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive whiteoakvfarm On Nov 15, 2013, whiteoakvfarm from Collegedale, TN wrote:

There seems to be three different varieties of Barnes Mountain tomato available to gardeners. We haven't tried Barnes Mountain Pink yet but after the success we had with this variety, it will definitely be on our list to try next year.

There is some confusion about the other two varieties of Barnes Mountain tomato. Some listings are for a Barnes Mountain Yellow and others are for a Barnes Mountain Orange. Commercial seed companies that offer this tomato seem to be using the name Barnes Mountain Orange for the most part, so that may actually be the proper name. I have talked with several growers who grew seed from both Barnes Mountain Yellow and Barnes Mountain Orange and the fruits seemed to be exactly the same. The fruits are definitely a deep orange color and are not bright yellow like typical yellow tomato varieties. So, from the information we have been able to collect, Barnes Mountain Yellow and Barnes Mountain Orange are the same variety. From the appearance of the fruit, Barnes Mountain Orange is the correct name for this variety.

No matter what you call it though, this variety is one of the best tomato varieties we have grown. Fruits are very large and smooth and have a wonderful flavor. Not too sweet and not too acidic, yet with a distinctive tomato flavor. Seemed to show some disease resistance to Early Blight in our trials.

Regional...

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

Collegedale, Tennessee



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