Tomato 'Virginia Sweets'

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: Virginia Sweets
» View all varieties of Tomatoes


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:

Medium (under one pound)

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, slicing

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


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

Bellflower, California

Lakewood, California

Oceanside, California

San Leandro, California

Benton, Kentucky

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Wilsonville, Oregon

Elgin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

Lanexa, Virginia

show all

Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 2, 2018, clanross from Lanexa, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Huge, beautiful tomatoes and plenty on each plant. More delicate than some of our other varieties, but our favorite for sandwiches. No problems with cracking or disease etc.... We did grow basil and marigolds in between the plants and they were all well fertilized with manure and then mulched with either decomposing wood chips, fall-bagged leaves or grass cuttings when we set them out in cages. Mulching helped a lot with disease, we think, with water conservation and with weeding. We grow several varieties of tomato every year, but we always try to make sure we have at least half a dozen Virginia Sweets plants.


On Aug 4, 2013, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

Makes big, lovely, sweet tasting tomatoes. Taste is good. The plant seems to be resistant to the various problems other plants are having this year, but I have it in shade for half of the day unlike them, so it doesn't get as much intense heat and sun.
Not the most productive or greatest tomato of all time, but worth growing once in awhile.


On Feb 28, 2013, surburbfarmer from Bellflower, CA wrote:

I grew this in the summer of 2011, along with Big Rainbow, Lucky Cross, and Old German. This was the winner for production, size and taste hands down!

It produced a healthy crop (25-30 per plant) of medium to large tomatoes with vibrant color, and excellent flavor and texture. The largest that year was 1.7 pounds. Most fruit were between 12 to 16 ounces. It set decently in the heat too, but it wasn't a brutally hot summer. Overall, this proved to be a winner for my So-Cal garden.


On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Good - for a bicolor. Slightly better tasting than Burrackers Favorite, IMO.