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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Fantastic'

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: Fantastic

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 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)
Root Nematodes (N)
Tobacco Mosaic (T)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lindypuddin On Mar 5, 2012, lindypuddin from stony mountain, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

started in march 2011 planting out late may.
this has been a very popular variety in our area for many years. later to ripen, nice red color
tall bushy plant
required regular watering
average yield
mid-to large sized juicy tomatos

Neutral queball On Feb 14, 2012, queball from Byers, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have had good luck with this variety in the past and at lower elevations. Seems to struggle with the cool nights at 5200 feet

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 22, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have grown 'Fantastic' since my uncle introduced it to me in the 1970's. It or its improved version 'SuperFantastic' is the workhorse of my planting. It produces mid-size red globes when others are struck down by drought or disease. Flavor is good for this type. Note that I prefer pink or yellow beeksteaks for fresh eating. Under my conditions it beats 'Better Boy' and 'Celebrity' hands down.

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

One of my favorite tomatoes. Always dependable and a good flavor.


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

Byers, Colorado
Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)
Trenton, New Jersey
South Jordan, Utah
Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

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