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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Spitfire'

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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: Spitfire
Hybridized by Ferry-Morse; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral lssfishhunter 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 Farmerdill 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

Regional...

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

Pelham, Alabama
Pasadena, Texas



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