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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Porterhouse'

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: Porterhouse

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kygreg2000 On Sep 14, 2007, kygreg2000 from Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

2007: grew from purchased package of seed; got six 1 pounders on July 15; did not get any more till Sept 1; 8 or 9 more 1pounders; bright red tomatoes with very good flavor; plant was about 5 ft tall and stayed very green all season; even thru a record setting hot and dry August; no problems with disease or insects and no cracking;


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

Goleta, California
Rome, Georgia
Pembroke Twp, Illinois
Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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