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PlantFiles: Galapagos Island Tomato, Wild Galápagos Tomato, Tomatillo
Lycopersicon cheesmanii

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: cheesmanii (chees-MAN-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Solanum cheesemanii
Synonym:Solanum cheesemaniae

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Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:
Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Colors:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Terry On Jan 17, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

On a lighter note, this species is naturally salt-tolerant. It's being used to breed salt-tolerant varieties of tomatoes.

Neutral lupinelover On Jan 17, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Seed must pass through the digestive tract of the giant Galapagos tortoise to germinate.



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