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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Heatwave'

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: Heatwave

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

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

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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No positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative ast117 On May 20, 2008, ast117 from Nebo, KY wrote:

Grew extremely well.......but has NO flavor! Very bland taste....almost "store bought". Will not grow this year (2008)

Neutral smiln32 On Apr 5, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

"Proven" in Oklahoma and recommended by the OSU Cooperative Extension Service. As always, select "husky" plants with disease resistence.

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

A 1990 fresh market high temperature tomato from Seminis (Petoseed). It is relatively early with 6 -7 ounce round red fruits. Seminis no longer markets this cultivar to commercial growers but it is still available to deep south home gardeners.It has resistance to verticillium wilt race 1, fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, alternaria stem canker, and gray leaf spot.

Neutral FCivish On Aug 15, 2003, FCivish from South Jordan, UT wrote:

Decent production through the heat of summer. Flavor was average to me.

Neutral paintedsky On Apr 1, 2003, paintedsky from Northridge, CA wrote:

I grew 6 Heatwave tomato plants last year in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. We have mild winters and hot, dry summers. All of my tomatoes were planted against a south-facing wall. They bore prolifically and consistantly all through the summer without a break and still had ripe fruit through January this year. Even here, tomatoes don't normally overwinter, so this was a surprise. They are still alive (4/1) and have a crop that will be ready soon. The only downside is that their flavor is just not all that interesting. The tomatoes are about medium-sized.


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

Tempe, Arizona
Corona, California
Merritt Island, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Nebo, Kentucky
Bastrop, Louisiana
Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
South Jordan, Utah
Christiansted, Virgin Islands

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