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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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Flat/Oblate

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Orange

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Capistrano Beach, California

Urbandale, Iowa

Ozark, Missouri

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.