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Tomato 'Flora-Dade'

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: Flora-Dade
Additional cultivar information:(aka Floradade)
Registered or introduced: 1976
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Verticillium Wilt (V)

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:

Menifee, California

Arabi, Georgia

Stockbridge, Georgia

Pineville, Louisiana

Crofton, Maryland

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 20, 2014, Ayson from Cape Town,
South Africa wrote:

I have had great success with this tomato here in our home garden. The plants grow approx 6 ft and are full of bunches of tomato that grow in clusters of about 5 to 6. What part of the plant is poisonous as this concerns me. It appears that as I pick the tomatoes, more start growing. Delivious and fleshy and easy to. Highly recommended.

I purchased my seeds from Stodels Garden Nursery here in Cape Town.


On Aug 21, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Informational -- I've not grown this variety.

74 days, determinate This popular market tomato is well adapted to southern humid areas. Flora-Dade was developed by the University of Florida, Homestead and offers mid-season fruit with a deep globe shape, that are firm, smooth and jointless. It is red at maturity, about seven ounces on a determinate plant that offers good cover. Flora-Dade has SVF 1 & 2 disease tolerance. Released 1976.


On Aug 17, 2006, greenkat from Crofton, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

A commercially grown variety that produces great in hot humid weather: Floradade is a rather tall determinate with dense, meaty fruit. Although the taste is good, it is not outstanding. I would still give this variety an A for its ability to stand up to a week of 97 to 100 degree heat and keep giving me baskets of good size unblemished fruit.


On Mar 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1976 fresh market tomato from the University of Florida, Homestead. It has resistance to fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, verticillium wilt race 1, and gray leaf spot. It is still popular with home gardeners in the southeast.