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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'La Rossa'

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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: La Rossa

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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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:
Determinate

Fruit Shape:
Pear

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Usage:
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cloverlymd On Aug 24, 2009, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

This is one of the best paste (Roma-like) varieties I've grown. Contrary to the listing, it is indeterminate and as the other poster notes it tends to ramble. The fruit I'm getting are bigger than Roma and very fleshy, and production has been copious.

Positive se_eds On Aug 2, 2004, se_eds from Millersburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Plant is very proliferous. Fruits 3 " long and 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 inches around this rainy summer. Great canner, juicer or for paste. Tends to grow like an octupus.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 15, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1986 pear shaped processing tomato from Northrup King.

Regional...

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

Silver Spring, Maryland



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