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Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Bucks County'

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: Bucks County
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bucks County Hybrid)
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf


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

Pelham, Alabama

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Winthrop, Maine

Hermann, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 13, 2011, Cyberpotato from Hermann, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

The hybrid tomato that was banished for impersonating a Brandywine. It was Burpeeís first attempt at hybridizing heirloom tomatoes for a plant that is more productive and easier to grow. In spite of once being marketed as Red Brandywine, it doesnít taste much like a Brandywine. It does happen to be one of the better mild & very smooth tasting red beefsteak types, as if the world really needed another one. It even won an heirloom tasting competition. LOL!! Not bad at all, just know what you are getting.

One other thing. I have grown this next to Better Boy. The plant has nearly identical form and was half again more vigorous. Use a large 6X6 concrete mesh cage. Itís going to be a monster. Lots of tomatoes.


On Aug 10, 2006, jlogan from Lawrenceburg, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Started from seeds. Plants look great and produce well. Tomatoes produce well, no splitting BUT taste very average. I was SO disappointed as they were producting so well with great shape, but the taste is what I'm after. I'm still searching for Brandywine taste with good production and no splitting. I must be dreaming.. I'll keep looking.


On Jul 2, 2006, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Mine was productive but the fruit cracked and the taste was only average.


On Apr 10, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1999 home garden round red.