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Tomato
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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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

American hybrid

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Pelham, Alabama

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Winthrop, Maine

Hermann, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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

A 1999 home garden round red.