Tomato
Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium 'Yellow Currant'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Currant
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Currant

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Yellow

Seed Type:

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
2
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 31, 2005, heirloomacres from New Bloomfield, MO wrote:

Very good flavor and had no problem with cracking. It is time consuming to pick but an excellent "nibbler".

Negative

On Aug 1, 2004, ncgardenaddict from Kannapolis, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

My experience wasn't entirely negative. The fruits were quite small but possessed an intense tomato flavor. They split quickly however, and there were so many to pick I basically let them go and just ate them off the vine whenever in that area of the garden.

Neutral

On May 3, 2004, angelam from melbourne
Australia wrote:

It may be conditions but I find this a much more genuine 'tomato' flavour than most varieties and not bland at all. They are tiny,and will burst if picked individually rather than picking the truss. The many small fruit inevitably self seed and from my experience breed true. It's a curiosity worth trying, but maybe not more than once.

Negative

On Feb 25, 2003, dave wrote:

They are hardly worth growing. They are tiny and the flavor is bland. Add to this their propensity to cross-polinate, and I'd recommend against them.