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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Top Gun'

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: Top Gun

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive txflowerlady On Mar 2, 2009, txflowerlady from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

At the end of August we planted four Top Gun tomatoes in five gallon buckets. My husband covers them when the night time temperature is predicted to be in the low 40s. If the predicted night time temperature is in the low 30s, he puts them in the shed. (Or if there is bad weather predicted such as a hurricane.) They have a wonderful creamy taste. It is the first of March and the plants are still blooming and producing tomatoes.

My husband bought some more plants for the spring. Hope they are as heat tolerant as they say they are.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 19, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Seminis; touted as the best yielding and best tasting of the Tomato Spotted Wilt resistant cultivars Round red fruit average 7 - 8 ounces. Bred with the hot set gene to overcome the high temperatures of the deep south.(75 day). It is quite disease resistant and prolific. Flavor is on par with Amelia, much better than BHN 444.


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

Augusta, Georgia
Canyon Lake, Texas
Deer Park, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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