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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Burpee Big Girl VF'

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: Burpee Big Girl VF

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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)
Large (over 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


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive nanstorm On Sep 22, 2003, nanstorm from Bradford, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've grown this plant for 5 years. Always amazed at the tough sturdy main stalk. I put the plant out in April usually with some protection. Seems to me it makes a sturdier plant. Large tasty, unblemished fruits on a plant that has great disease resistance. In the tomato cages I use, 6" steel mesh 3'diameter 5'tall, only once have the plants blown over and that was 60mph winds.

Positive gimpy_13323 On Aug 1, 2003, gimpy_13323 from Clinton, NY wrote:

This ia a fabulous tomato. I have grown for over 20 years and the taste and flavor is unmatched by any that I have grown. This tomato is particularly good for fresh eating like in salads and sandwiches. In the later season, it tends to get a little watery and lacks the thickness of plumb tomatoes which requires more cooking in sauces, etc. If you have never grown this tomato, it is worth a try. A very heavy producer of 12 -16 oz. tomatoes.


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

Atlanta, Georgia
Clinton, New York
Bradford, Rhode Island

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