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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Big Red'

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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: Big Red

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
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)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Red

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Big_Red On Jul 28, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

A vendor's description: 85 days - We acquired the seeds for this tomato from a family in southern Illinois who had grown it for generations, and was always simply referred to as that "that big, red tomato". The large vines produce 16 to 24 ounce huge, sweet, red fruit, with just enough "bite" for that old fashioned, home grown taste. Perfect for sandwiches, salads or just eating out of your hand! This is the tomato you remember eating from your grandfather's garden! First introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds. Indeterminate vines."

This one goes on my top ten list, old fashioned taste with lots of 'bite'.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 28, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1959 introduction from a private breeder in New Market, New Jersey. Parents include Pritchart and Jubilee. Growth and fruiting similar to Big Boy.
6-23- 04 - This version I can't vouch for as someone sent me the seeds. It has enough disease resistance to grow here, where many cultivars won't. It has a large vigourous vine. The tomatoes are a small beefsteak shape with some tendency to catfacing. Taste is average for red tomatoes. certainly not a cultivar to get very excited about.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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