Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Homestead'

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
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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:

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, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

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:

Denver, Colorado

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Seminole, Florida

Snellville, Georgia

Post Falls, Idaho

Niles, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Traverse City, Michigan

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 11, 2006, CindyDale from Saint Petersburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I grew two plants in bushel baskets on the patio during the fall season - one turned out very well with multiple fruitings. The plant has survived temperatures from the 90s down to the upper 30s. So far we didn't wait for the tomatoes to ripen except one - fried them green. Most were small to medium, but one grew large. The one that I ripened had a pleasant acidic taste.

Neutral

On Jan 31, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rutgers for Florida is a good description of this variety. Introduced in the early 50's for market growers in Florida and named for Homestead Florida. A heat resistant cultivar.