Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Druzba'

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: Druzba
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Pelham, Alabama

Mountain View, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Simi Valley, California

Fruita, Colorado

Dalton, Georgia

Waycross, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Luling, Texas

American Fork, Utah

University Place, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 11, 2012, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I first tried these in 2011 and was glad that I did. These did well in zone 7 and produced lots of 6-8 oz. tomatoes. Will definitely try again.

Positive

On Jun 29, 2009, frankentrina from Lockhart, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've never liked raw tomatoes, but I have to say these are delicious! We've tried them in fresh salads, on sandwiches...they are great. Sweet, not too acidic, and meaty...not bland and watery like what you typically get on a fast-food burger.

I'd also like to comment on the foliage, not only did our 2 plants grow into this huge rampant bush (they are caged with homemade livestock fencing cages, but still fill an area 5ft wide, 2ft deep and 5ft tall) but it has a wonderful fragrance as well. I like the odor of tomato plants, but the variety seems more pronounced and "herby"-smelling. After I had been messing with plants one day and came back in the house, my 9yr old son commented, saying my hands smelled good.

We are growing ours in a raised bed in our yet ... read more

Positive

On Jul 7, 2008, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Nice acid flavor.

Neutral

On Jul 5, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

I'm rather neutral on Druzba. For me, the production was good, but the flavor was nothing to write home about.

Neutral

On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Another tomato with a DG connection: This Bulgarian (the name means friendship) heirloom was first offered to Seed Savers Exchange (still offers it) by Dr Carolyn Male. Thank you Carolyn!

Positive

On Aug 3, 2005, toni5735 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Bulgarian variety with fruit avg. 9 - 12 oz. Nice salad-type tomato with balanced sweet/tangy flavor. Short but bushy plant about 3 1/2ft. tall.

Neutral

On Dec 16, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

1/2 to 1 lb. blemish free fruit with "superb flavor." Excellent main cropper.