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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Orange Banana'

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: Orange Banana

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Root Nematodes (N)
Tobacco Mosaic (T)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MikeyJoe On Sep 11, 2006, MikeyJoe from Clarksville, IN wrote:

I would agree with others who have said that this is a fun Tomato to grow. My plants did not get very big but they have produced lots of fruit. The dry quality of the flesh make them perfect for eating straight off the vine without being messy. The orange color and banana shape makes a great addition to a basket of Tomatoes when sharing with friends.

Positive PurplePansies On Aug 22, 2006, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Adorable, tomato that resembles? little bananas, but looks ALOT more like little yellow/ orange peppers! :) Good flavor/ texture. Relatively? mild in flavor, not too, but a little sweet. Relatively meaty, not alot of "jelly" or seeds (an almost "empty" cavity). My tomatos were actually QUITE yellow. Like the color of a piece of say, banana candy or a yellow daylily. Mine weren't really orange at all. Not sure why? :) Cute tomatos though! :) And decent flavor and texture. EASY! to grow. Prolific (and fast maturing) and disease free! Try this one! :)

Positive theteapot On Oct 15, 2002, theteapot wrote:

Best grown under glass and trained. This year I planted some outdoors and some in the greenhouse - the outdoor ones produced nice but late and sparse tomatos, the greenhouse ones produced large tresses of 8 or nine tomatos and is still going stong in October. It is great in soups and dries well on radiators or in a low heat oven. It is very disease resistant but prone to splitting if not watered enough.

Positive melody On Jul 30, 2002, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A great little tomato for drying.It also will make a great sauce or salsa.

Not as flavorful as the beefsteaks,but that is because of it's dryer flesh,which suits it wonderfully for dehydrating.


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

Sun City, California
Clarksville, Indiana
Benton, Kentucky
Deal, New Jersey
Espanola, New Mexico

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