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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Old Flame'

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: Old Flame

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody On May 1, 2002, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tomato is always on my garden list.It is one of the most delightful tastes in the tomato world.It has a wonderful sweet taste with just enough zing to keep it from being bland.

Slices are stunning on a platter and I always bring a big tray of them to summer gatherings.The comments are endless.

It is a Regular Leafed plant that ripens it's fruit late in the season.People with shorter seasons should try only a couple of plants to see if they will mature for them.Here in Z7a,when covered to protect from frost,we can harvest them for Thanksgiving if we want.They start to ripen at about 90 days from transplant.

In years with lots of rain,sometimes the color isn't as intense and the flavor is 'washed out' tasting,but where I live, excess water in late summer is only wished for and never seen.


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

Benton, Kentucky
Worcester, Massachusetts
Vinton, Ohio

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