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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Royal Hillbilly'

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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: Royal Hillbilly

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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:
Beefsteak

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:
Pink
Purple

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, slicing
Canning

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral b54red On Jul 18, 2010, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

Very good production but my large tomatoes were a little on the dry side and the taste was a little too mild for me. Maybe it will do better next year because the production alone makes it deserving of another couple of chances.

Positive Antoinine On Aug 25, 2008, Antoinine from Cleveland Heights, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Delicious and very prolific grown in my garden in one of the weirdest growing seasons. I got over 25 fruit from 1 plant before July 15 grown in a pot. All were over 8 oz with many over 1 lb. The plant is still going strong.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 20, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Large, ponderous vines set out amazing amounts of georgous purplish pink, medium to large beefsteaks."

Regional...

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

Dothan, Alabama
Pelham, Alabama
Miami, Florida
Cleveland, Ohio



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