Tomato 'Valena Pink'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Valena Pink
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Novato, California

Petaluma, California

Rohnert Park, California

Molalla, Oregon

Wilsonville, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 3, 2007, essentialplanet from Wilsonville, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rich, deep, perfectly balanced flavor and great texture.

Neutral

On Sep 4, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Informational entry.

"85 days, indeterminate A great slicer. Monstrously huge (up to two pounds), great flavor, meaty, yet juicy. This potato leaf variety is a family heirloom given to us in 1999 by Emil and Ann Valena of California. They received seeds from relatives in Cino, Italy who they were visiting in the late 1960s. They have been growing it ever since. When we asked how long the family had been growing it there, we got the vague reply, "forever." Regardless of its exact history, it is a darn good tomato. We have trialed it in Tennessee, Oregon and California and it has performed well in both good and bad years."

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