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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Orange King'

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: Orange King

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DrDoolotz On Aug 5, 2007, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large, bright orange fruits with good flavour - not too sweet and not too sharp tasting. Perfect for slicing for sandwiches, burgers, etc. Very attractive colour and nice smooth shape. Cracks a bit at the top as seen in picture, but this doesn't affect the taste. I would grow these again.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1945 release from the University of New Hampshire, Developed by A. F. Yeager

Peters Seed Research offers a variety from their breeding program also called 'Orange King' which is a large, early, bright-orange slicer weighing up to 3/4 lb.


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

Capistrano Beach, California
Urbandale, Iowa
Ozark, Missouri
Houston, Texas

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