Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Wes'

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: Wes
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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)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Heart

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Thomasville, Alabama

San Luis Obispo, California

Miami, Florida

Johnson City, Tennessee

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 14, 2003, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

The aroma alone is enough to make me grow this tomato again.It has that old fashioned tomatoey perfume that is sooo intoxicating to tomato lovers.

The fruits are well over 1 pound on the average and I had several over 2 pounds.The vines are sort of wispy and frail looking,but that is something heart shaped tomatoes have in common.They aren't overly productive,but the taste makes up for the lack of fruit. They are Tomato Heaven!

The seeds came from The SSE Yearbook and originally from Carolyn Male,and are one of the best tomatoes I've had in years...and that says alot.They have a great balance of sugar to acid and are great in everything I've tried them in.