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PlantFiles: 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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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

22 members have or want this plant for trade.

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Anitabryk2 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 tremax 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.


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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