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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Gold Ball'

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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: Gold Ball
Additional cultivar information: (aka Livingston's Gold Ball)

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:
Yellow

Seed Type:
Open-pollinated

Usage:
Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 86 day ping pong ball sized cultivar.

Neutral Big_Red On Mar 10, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

"Introduced in 1892 - "Beautiful canary-yellow fruits about 1-1/2 inches in diameter, borne in clusters. Flesh thick. Fine for preserves.

The fruits are 2 to 3 ounces, globe shaped, truly an beautiful color on indeterminate plants.".

Regional...

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

Miami, Florida
Omaha, Nebraska



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