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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: Porterhouse
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Semi-determinate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

American hybrid

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Goleta, California

Rome, Georgia

Pembroke Twp, Illinois

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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;