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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Wisconsin 55'

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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: Wisconsin 55

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:
Semi-determinate

Fruit Shape:
Standard

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
3 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative lssfishhunter On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

It did not do well in my garden last year. The taste was nothing special, the size was smaller than advertised, and production was not up to my standard. Maybe this tomato would do better in cooler climates.

Positive rebecca101 On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a smallish-medium sized round red tomato, with some wrinkling at the shoulders. Not particularly sweet or unusual in flavor, but a very nice, classic home-grown red tomato taste. Full and well-balanced. Quite productive and reasonably early. Not one of my super favorites compared to other heirlooms, but well worth growing.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 28, 2007, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very prolific with excellent taste. Reputed to be an 8 oz. tomato, however mine were much smaller at 4 or 5 ozs.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

According to SSE, this one was remembered as one of the best home and market tomatoes in the Madison area. It is now getting hard to find.

Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1947 entry from the University of Wisconsin. A typical round red tomato with some disease resistance to early blight and fusarium.

Regional...

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

Clarksville, Indiana
Bethelridge, Kentucky
Ft Mitchell, Kentucky
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Hager City, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Portage, Wisconsin



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