Tomato 'First Prize'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: First Prize
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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:

Root Nematodes (N)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Tobacco Mosaic (T)

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


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

Deland, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 7, 2010, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The plants produced many average sized tomatoes. The taste was not as acidic as I would have preferred. The plants are able to fight off diseases and produce lots of foliage. This variety may be planted again because of the abiltity to fight disease and it's ability to produce a good number of tomatoes with a good taste.


On Aug 1, 2009, Laflora from DeLand, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent flavor of this tomato. Will grow it again.


On Feb 6, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1995 introduction from Petoseeds. A large globe tomato designed for green house production of fresh market tomatoes. Note the difference in European and American terminology . In traditional American a beef steak type was flattened and sometimes elongated. A slice of said tomato was thought to resemble a beefsteak. Europeans tend to refer to any large tomato as a beefsteak.


On Aug 26, 2003, maxcastree from Melbourne
Australia wrote:

A delightful beefsteak type tomato which I believe is a Hybrid, although I have grown these from keeping seeds from the previous crop, and so far they have come back true to type. I grow them hydroponically and they seem to do well in this environment. Good tasting, fleshy tomato which is grown by many gardeners in Queensland, Australia, although I grow them in Victoria, Australia., which is a much colder climate. The hothouse environment probably compensates for this.