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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Rose de Berne'

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: Rose de Berne

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sanpedro On Nov 30, 2008, sanpedro from Espanola, NM (Zone 6b) wrote:

I've grown Rose de Berne for several years. Tomatoes are smooth, without blemishes and uniform in size and shape. Sweet and slightly spicy, it is a favorite at the market. Very reliable producer.

Positive kctomato1 On Jul 10, 2002, kctomato1 wrote:

Of european heritage. I received seed from France but have read it is a Swiss heirloom.

pink-red fruit. interesting flower trusses which sometimes regenerate into a new growing point rather than terminating.

Unique exquisite flavor which can vary year to year. Best in hot drier years. Always unique though. Tends to be fairly early to medium in maturity. It's the one I bite into and let squirt everywhere letting me know the "good ones" are here.

Sometimes called "Rose of Berne" in English written seed catalogs.

Seemed to "tolerate" leaf disease better than most.


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

Lafayette, California
Chicago, Illinois
Espanola, New Mexico
Cleveland, Ohio
Macminnville, Oregon
Malvern, Pennsylvania

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