Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Hillbilly'

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: Hillbilly
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Bicolor

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Pelham, Alabama

Springdale, Arkansas

Oceanside, California

San Jose, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Santee, California

Molino, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Traverse City, Michigan

Saint Louis, Missouri

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Corrigan, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Houston, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

West Jordan, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

6
positives
0
neutrals
3
negatives
RatingContent
Negative

On Jan 22, 2011, dcornelius from Corrigan, TX wrote:

Very, very vigourous plants but little if any fruit produced. What was produced was mealy and had no taste. Perhaps to hot in East Texas for this variety. Sorry Hillbilly, I won't try you again.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2011, sugarpine from San Jose, CA wrote:

Very nice tomato. For me, it was very productive, and tasted very sweet and fruity. All my friends and family enjoyed them.

Positive

On Mar 16, 2010, pestee42 from Molino, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I grew yellow hillbilly last year. It did really well. Nice healthy plants with a good amount of large fruit. I loved the taste too, just sliced and sprinkled with salt. I'm growing more from seed for this year, 2010.

Negative

On Aug 26, 2009, dalmatian_fan87 from Cascade, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Raised this plant from seed. Sure the plant grew fine, but it never flowered ONCE during my whole growing season here in zone 7a, much less any tomaotes.....very dissapointed with it. :(

Positive

On Jun 17, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Hillbilly has a place in my garden every year. It has a wonderful sweet flavor, striking appearance, and produces like crazy all season. Anyone that I know that has ever tasted it loves it. It has no drawbacks other than the bugs like to eat it too.

Positive

On Nov 18, 2006, carduus from Cuyahoga Falls, OH wrote:

It was beefy and a decent tomato for what it is, a red-striped yellow beefsteak. However, it takes so long to get a tomato to full ripeness that you really need to either grow it several zones south of where I'm at (Northern Ohio, zone 5), or start it indoors in January. As it was, I only got about three tomatoes from this plant before the frost.

Positive

On Jun 19, 2006, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Plants were very productive here and the fruit was attractive. Flavor average.

Positive

On May 26, 2006, 82840 from Manvel, TX wrote:

plants are very large and healthy

lots of fruit

Negative

On Oct 23, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have had little success with bi-color beefsteaks in this climate, and this one is no exception. It rapidly succumbed to nematodes.