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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Whipper Snapper'

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: Whipper Snapper

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
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:
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:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rbrown974 On Sep 26, 2009, rbrown974 from Newark Valley, NY wrote:

I tried Whippersnapper because a grower in Fairbanks, Alaska (permafrost country) said in an Internet forum that Whippersnapper was always the first to bear fruit. Aha! Input from a real gardener, not hype from a seed catalog! Itís a cherry; it takes 67 to make a pound. The plants sprawl on the ground. Of the 9 varieties I grew in 2007, Whippersnapper was the most susceptible to sunscald. Hardening off is therefore very important. I grow it as a season-extender on the front end of the season. It does produce red tomatoes ahead of anything else; 3 weeks ahead of Rutgers.

Neutral Big_Red On Dec 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Extremely early, dark pink oblong shaped cherries grow in low lying sprays."


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

Mountainair, New Mexico
Newark Valley, New York

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