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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Homestead 24'

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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: Homestead 24

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Growing Habit:
Semi-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
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive tomatolarry On Feb 11, 2012, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

Homestead 24 has been a very good producer for me in zone 7. It has dense foilage and has good tolerance to disease and heat. The fruit is similar to Rutger's in size and taste. Give it a try in hot, humid climates.

Neutral JULIETABER On Nov 1, 2010, JULIETABER from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

Homestead 24 did not produce in the heat for me. Made a few tomatoes in the spring and is now setting a few in the cool of the fall. Taste was good so I'll give them one more chance.

Positive HarmonyGardener On Feb 21, 2010, HarmonyGardener from Tooele, UT wrote:

I love this tomato. While my Brandywines were dropping flowers or setting cracked, misshapen weird fruit, my Homestead was out-producing them by far with beautiful orangy-red perfect medium sized tomatoes. I saved lots of seeds and I'll plant lots more plants this year!

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1956 strain of Homestead from Asgrow.

Regional...

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

Miami, Florida
Dalton, Georgia
Snellville, Georgia
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Tooele, Utah



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