Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Spitfire'

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: Spitfire
Hybridized by Ferry-Morse
Registered or introduced: 1990
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

American hybrid

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:

Pelham, Alabama

Pasadena, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

0
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

I planted this tomato for two years. It is a firm tomato with decent taste but I had a problem with BER during both trials. Not bad, but it's just not good enough.

Neutral

On Feb 22, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A California type tomato. It is resistant to verticillium wilt race 1, fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, and gray leaf spot. Compare to Sunny