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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Uncle Mark Bagby'

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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: Uncle Mark Bagby

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Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:
Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:
Standard
Flat/Oblate

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Pink

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing
Canning
Drying

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Suze_ On Oct 31, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

85 days, indet, potato leaf plants, moderate yield of 10-18 oz pink beefsteaks with very good flavor.

Positive buddym On Sep 30, 2003, buddym from Creal Springs, IL wrote:

This tomato had moderate yield and superior flavor in Zone 6. The skin was mottled, the flesh was dens. It stopped producing in the 90+ heat.

I would grow it again for the flavor.

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

This tomato is a true family heirloom.It was brought to KY by Mark Bagby from Germany in 1919 and given to me by his Great Niece Nancy Forsythe.That is why we call it Uncle Mark Bagby.

It is a lovely pink potato leaf tomato similar to Brandywine or Pruden's Purple.It ripens in about 75/85 days and is pretty well suited to hot humid West KY summers,unlike Brandywine.Fruit production is moderate to good and it has a simple,unadorned tomato taste.Great aroma and solid flesh with few seeds make it good for sauces or drying too.

I've offered it in the SSE Yearbook and there are several people growing it around the world now,but it has never been sold commercially.You have to contact a seed saver directly to obtain these treasured seeds.

Regional...

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

Miami, Florida
Benton, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Three Bridges, New Jersey
Elgin, Texas



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