Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Old 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: Old Virginia
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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

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Bethelridge, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
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negatives
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Positive

On Nov 26, 2011, BlueRidge_of_GA from BALL GROUND, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I do raised bed, organic gardening. I grew this during a very hot drought during the summer of 2011 without any supplementary watering, only rain. This grew well despite the drought and produced abundant medium-sized red fruit. (The high level of organic matter in my soil probably helped retain water during the drought.) The taste is bland and similar to store-bought tomatoes. Some of the plants experienced problems with verticillium wilt.

Neutral

On Aug 7, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Good producing with compact growth, a little 'bland' for my taste. Seems to do well in hot weather but because of lack of taste I will not grow again.