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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Earl of Edgecombe'

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: Earl of Edgecombe
Additional cultivar information: (aka Earl of Edgecomb) this is an incorrect spelling, but also frequently used

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Californian On Jul 16, 2011, Californian from Fullerton, CA wrote:

Sour taste, although the fruit is a pretty yellow color. If the taste doesn't improve as the season progresses I won't plant it again.

Positive sanpedro On Nov 30, 2008, sanpedro from Espanola, NM (Zone 6b) wrote:

Healthy, bushy plants produce a good number of firm, meaty tomatoes with excellent sweet flavor. Color is a deep orange-gold inside and out. (2008)

Positive melody On Aug 13, 2008, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful, flawless fruit, with great 'tomatoey' taste. The plants grew well in my west KY garden, and produced a substantial harvest despite the high temps, high humidity, and lack of rain.

It works well here.

Neutral aries44 On Jan 22, 2007, aries44 from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Vigorous producer of very pretty, round yellow tomatos. I found the taste too mild for my liking but they are nice in the salad bowl.

Positive Suze_ On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Medium sized, tangy, tasty, oblate fruit. One of my favorite orange varieties. Good yield.

Featured in the book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden" by Carolyn Male".


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

West Fork, Arkansas
Fullerton, California
Sun City, California
Miami, Florida
Benton, Kentucky
Goodman, Missouri
Omaha, Nebraska
Bordentown, New Jersey
Espanola, New Mexico
Fort Worth, Texas

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