Tomato 'Earl of Edgecombe'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Orange

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

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

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

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

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

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".

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