Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Red Grape'

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: Red Grape
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Grape

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Drying

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:

Brownsboro, Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama

San Luis Obispo, California

Urbandale, Iowa

Wichita, Kansas

Riverdale, New Jersey

Centreville, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 15, 2009, Wulfsden from Riverdale, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grow cherry/grape tomatoes in 12" plant pots, and trim them to be about 6" high and not much wider than the pot. I use recycled potting soil and Plant Tones Organic fertilizer sprinkling about a level teaspoon about once a week while plant is fruiting. They also get one treatment of liquid seaweed fertilizer when transplanted over whole plant, and one more when they set flower, but only over the roots. Unfortunately, my cherry tomato space is limited to 12 plants per season, so I only grow 2 of each variety per year.

Last year the groundhog managed to break into my cherry den, and wiped out a couple of plants. I bought 3 flats of husky red cherry from the nursery. Imagine my surprise when one of them turned out to be a red grape instead. (Almost as big, as when I realized ... read more

Neutral

On Jul 14, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

I grew Red Grape by accident as the plant was mislabled at the nursery. Red Grape is very prolific but extremely average in flavor. The outerwall of the tomatoes are thick, with very little gel and seed. If you are looking for a sweet, flavorful cherry-type tomato, this isn't it. However, you couldn't kill this plant with a blow torch.

Neutral

On Jul 25, 2005, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I liked the taste of this tomato although I found the skins to be tougher than I would prefer in a small tomato. It works well as a pizza topping though, because the skin softens well. I would grow it again - it is quite prolific. It's just not one of my favourites.

Neutral

On Aug 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This particular cultivar is a hybrid introduced by D. Palmer.

Negative

On Aug 3, 2004, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This tomato is very tastey. Unfortunately it did not return as the same tomato the next year. I saved the seeds and now have some kind of new tomato.