Currant Tomato, Wild Tomato
Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(aka Wild Florida Everglades Tomato)
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Currant

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Bartow, Florida

Cocoa, Florida

Hollywood, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Miami, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Venice, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Calhoun, Georgia

Binghamton, New York

Ronkonkoma, New York

Portland, Oregon

Royersford, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 1, 2008, Anitabryk2 from Long Island, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Great snack food! Tastes like pops of sugar. Grew like a weed the entire summer through to frost. I gave some plants to a friend that lives on a saltwater canal with periodic yard flooding and it was indestructible. Completely took over the fence!

Positive

On May 7, 2006, tremax from Delray Beach, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

I have had limited experience with "Wild Florida Everglades Tomato". However it was easy to germinate, took little care. Got plenty of sunshine and water. Produced tasty little cherry sized tomatoes for about three months. I'm going to keep growing it. I don't know much about tomato growing but this one has been trouble-free so far. And it grows all year according to the information I have.