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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Ildi'

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: Ildi

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13 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

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:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Created heirlooms

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Loreee On Jun 15, 2012, Loreee from Knoxville, MD wrote:

The tomatoes are perfect for salads. I found them small, sweet and very thin skinned (as opposed to some other reviewers). They are prolific and produce late into the season. Mine were round, not pear shaped.

Neutral drthor On May 26, 2012, drthor from Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Early produced of yellow cherry tomatoes. Lots of them, but the skin is really hard. I could live without this tomato plant.

Positive mgsid On Oct 19, 2007, mgsid from Sumner, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

a great tasting yellow, pear-shaped, cherry type tomato, the yields are huge and the fruit holds on the vines for a long time. sets fruits thru
high temps and keeps bearing untill frost. no disease problems, but something often makes a small, black, round spot on the upper 1/3rd of the fruit--i assume this is from a
bug that likes Ildi--I would appreciate comments on the this.
Pesticides are not used on my tomatoes.

Positive zeldonian On Jun 24, 2005, zeldonian from Haines Falls, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Huge plants, many, many fruits. They were very tasty fruits, not a lot of acid, but sweet. They were also first tomatos to ripen, very early. They yeilded well until frost. The fruit stored well, and stayed a long time on the vine. Staking is a must.

Positive PVick On Aug 25, 2003, PVick from Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7b) wrote:

Vigorous, prolific, HUGE plant! Container-grown, it got to 6 1/2 feet tall and about 2 1/2 feet wide.

The fruit is plentiful and very tasty, not acidic at all, but the skin is a bit on the thick side.

Will definitely grow again, but will use a bigger pot, with taller and thicker stakes!

Positive PanamonCreel On Jul 21, 2003, PanamonCreel from Celaya
Mexico (Zone 10a) wrote:

Vigorous/large growing tomato with large amounts of small oval to pear shaped fruits per truss. Slightly sweet, not too acidic in taste.
Tall and solid stakes a must with this tomato plant.


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

Auburn, Alabama
Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Pratt, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Loyall, Kentucky
Brownsville, Maryland
Traverse City, Michigan
Sumner, Missouri
Brooklyn, New York
Haines Falls, New York
Grants Pass, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Irving, Texas
Pasadena, Texas

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