Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Valencia'

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: Valencia
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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:

Orange

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
1
negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 28, 2013, 3SG from Altamont, UT wrote:

Very easy to grow.
Deep rooted.
A heavy feeder. (I grow organic. Winter Vetch, Red Clover, and Cereal Rye cover crops Fall through Winter. Turn over the green manure early Spring. Alfalfa Compost Tea every 2 to 3 weeks throughout the growing season works wonders as does fish emulsion.)

Best planted in raised bed berms. As with all Toms, keep your soil deep, loose, and "fluffy". (And again, make sure it`s fertile.)

Seeds were first purchased (online) from Johnny`s Selected Seeds in Maine. (Both last and this years`s crops are from my own seeds.)

Plants are full and bushy, averaging 4 1/2 to 5 feet in height.
No disease issues whatsoever. (I live in high mountain Utah.)
Moderate to good production (15 to 25 per plant) ... read more

Neutral

On Aug 8, 2011, habaneros from Manitou, KY wrote:

have tried to grow this variety for 2 years in a row. (nursery bought) never gets over 1 foot tall.... with no friut

Negative

On Feb 14, 2011, pommace from Forestville, CA wrote:

In a cold season (2010) here, this plant was a good producer, but fruits were on the mealy side with little flavor. Will not plant again.

Neutral

On Dec 23, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

" Brilliant carrot orange 6 oz. fruits are very meaty with few seeds and very fruity;"