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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'BHN 444'

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: BHN 444

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LAGardner On Feb 16, 2005, LAGardner from Alexandria, LA wrote:

I've been growing this tomato for 2 years now in hot, humid mid-Louisiana & it is the ONLY one I've never had any problem w/as far as disease resistance. Esp.the spotted wilt virus. The flavor was good & plants bore well throughout the entire growing season.

Positive Farmerdill On Feb 26, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a 1997 fresh market tomato from BHN Seed. It has resistance to verticillium wilt race 1, fusarium wilt race 1 and 2, gray leaf spot,and tomato spotted wilt virus.It is the ONLY cultivar that I have encountered with resistance to SPOTTED WILT VIRUS. This the virus spead by thrips that gives me the most trouble. It is also a decent tomato, later than Celebrity but larger. Like most of todays market tomatoes it is hard, with texture reminescent of a bell pepper. Flavor is nothing to write home about, but does gives tomatoes under adverse conditions.
6-19 -04. Found other cultivars like Amelia also resistant spotted wilt virus.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Louisiana
Pineville, Louisiana
Woodworth, Louisiana
Saucier, Mississippi
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Irving, Texas
Joshua, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Refugio, Texas

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