Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Aker's West Virginia'

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: Aker's West Virginia
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

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:

Dothan, Alabama

Marana, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

San Luis Obispo, California

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

6
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 10, 2010, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

Huge tomatoes on a very sturdy plant with good foliage. Shows some resistance to fusarium wilt but not great resistance. Not a big producer for the plant size. Fairly good tomato but a little bland for me. May just be the spot or the weather here so it will get another try next year. Maybe the one I planted for fall will do better.

Positive

On Jun 9, 2010, azruss from Marana, AZ (Zone 8b) wrote:

Just delicious. Old time red tomato taste in a big way. Zero cracking and zero blossom end rot. Here's a toast to next year... AWV will be back in my garden for years to come.

Positive

On Aug 16, 2009, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

This was my first year growing Aker's West Virginia, and it will definitely be invited back next year. It is easy to grow, disease resistant, and produces a moderate amount of large red tomatoes starting mid to late season. The flavor is bold and very "tomatoey" with a nice balance between acidic and sweet. There is no downside to this one that I can see.

Positive

On Nov 3, 2007, kygreg2000 from Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

2007 was first time to grow; one of the sturdiest plants I have seen; disease resistant; very good flavor; produced 20-25 in the 1 lb range in a very hot and dry season; definite regrow,

Positive

On Jun 29, 2007, LooneyLinda from Mantua, UT (Zone 4b) wrote:

Wonderful production with better than average taste. It was a mainstay in my salsa.

Positive

On Jan 18, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very good full flavor, productive, one of my favorites.

Positive

On Dec 19, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Has that great "old fashioned" taste that I like, a tomato with some 'bite'. Very prolific, makes a good main cropper.