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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Church'

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: Church

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive surburbfarmer On Feb 25, 2013, surburbfarmer from Bellflower, CA wrote:

This plant was vigorous, stocky, tall and very hardy. I had to reinforce my large homemade heirloom tomato cages with extra ground stakes so the plant wouldn't tip the cage over. It produced a moderate to heavy yield of large 1-2 pound pink tomatoes, the largest of which was 2.3 pounds. The smallest tomato I got from this plant was 12 ounces. The flavor was bold and well rounded, and the flesh was meaty but creamy. This tomato was very similar to a brandywine only with fewer seeds and three times as many fruit per plant. The plant was the only one to keep setting fruit in a prolonged hot spell as well. Overall, this is one of my favorite tomatoes and a must grow for me.

Positive kygreg2000 On Jan 26, 2010, kygreg2000 from Hopkinsville, KY wrote:

Grew in 2008 and 2009. Large fruits with very good flavor and texture. Good production. Will grow again.

Positive passiflora_pink On Jul 24, 2007, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

They were the prettiest tomatoes I had all year. A kaleidoscope of colors! Large and vigorous. But the flavor was bland. It would be good for marinating or stuffing but not the best for fresh eating in my opinion.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 19, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

sweet and creamy pink fruits in the 2 lb.+ range are almost solid flesh with very tiny seed pockets.....Old heirloom saved by the Church family in Hot Springs, Virginia.


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

Pelham, Alabama
Bellflower, California
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Potosi, Missouri
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Elgin, Texas

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