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: Tropic
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:

Indeterminate

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:

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Deland, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Troy, New York

Liberty Hill, Texas

Christiansted, Virgin Islands

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 28, 2013, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I planted two Tropic's this year and they did quite well in spite of a brutally wet summer. I found the flavor and production to be good in adverse conditions. I saved seeds and will replant next year.

Positive

On Oct 12, 2010, jackfrost from Troy, NY wrote:

I grew these hydroponically in a greenhouse and found them to be above average in taste.

Negative

On Jan 17, 2009, ncowan2005 from Toronto
Canada wrote:

We grew a Tomato called "Tropic" that was yellow, smallish Roma shaped and sized. The foliage was dark green and the plant's habit was slow-growing but bot exactly pretty much Determinate (we got a late shoot but it was weak but bore fruit). The fruit itself was chunky and meaty but with a weak and blah flavor. Made ok yellow tomato juice but nothing worth growing again in our small garden.

Positive

On Jul 7, 2008, tmountain from Gainesville, FL wrote:

This plant has stood up well to the Florida humidity, intense heat, and erratic rainfall. It's one of the best producing plants I've planted this year; although, I'd rate the flavor as "average". Disease resistance seems good overall, and it is still producing with temperatures in the mid 90's.

Neutral

On Feb 14, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1969 introduction from the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Bradenton. It is resistant to race 1 fusarium and verticillium wilts, gray leaf spot and graywall. It is similar to the cultivars Manalucie and Manapal. A tomato designed for Florida growing conditions but suitable for most of the deep southeast.