Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Medford'

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: Medford
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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

Growing Habit:

Determinate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Central Point, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
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negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 18, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

80 days, determinate Introduced by Oregon State University. Good fruit cover, early to medium early depending on location, fruit medium to large (six to thirteen ounces), uniform red color. Solid, good flavor and internal color.

Positive

On May 7, 2004, farmerboy from Central Point, OR wrote:

This tomato was specifically developed for dry & hot summers. I have grown this tomato for years. It has an excellent tomato flavor, and the fruit are uniform in size and appearance averaging one pound each. The fruit is perfectly round. One slice covers a slice of sandwich bread. It is good fresh, or as a canner. It is drought resistant. The skin will NOT crack if water isn't applied regularily.

The plant requires full sun, reaches 3-4 ft. ht. and grows best in a cage. It does not like staking or trellis. The fruit ripens over a 3 week period, usually in august, and then the plant is done producing. Remove the plant from the garden after it quits producing as it will die anyway.

Neutral

On Mar 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A round red from Oregon State University, Corvallis.