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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Orange Blossom'

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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: Orange Blossom

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Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Growing Habit:
Determinate

Fruit Shape:
Standard

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:
Orange

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Usage:
Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dmj1218 On Apr 7, 2009, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

They are VERY early for down south.

Positive jimh6278 On Feb 7, 2008, jimh6278 from Salt Lake City, UT wrote:

I have grown Orange Blossom tomatoes from Johnnyís for three years. I get the plants into raised beds in W-O-W by April 1. Got my first 3 tomatoes 6-29 in 2007. I grow 2 plants that produce all summer long even the desert. Last year after eating them until the main crops matured I froze 16 qts. The fruit is good for an early season tomato (but canít compare to a main season heirloom).

That said, they are a good size meaty tomato that is fantastic for freezing. They really retain their texture and flavor through freezing and they make a pretty winter sauce. If you freeze tomatoes you might want to consider this one.

Positive beachboy2 On Feb 13, 2007, beachboy2 from Holly Ridge, NC wrote:

A great tomato for container gardening in small spaces. Yields many ping-pong ball sized fruits that ripen to a yellow-orange color. Mild, delicious flavor makes for great addition to salads or hamburgers. Only drawback: very slow to mature.

Regional...

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

Santa Rosa, California
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
Houston, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah



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