Tomato 'Green Doctors'

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: Green Doctors
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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:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

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:

San Luis Obispo, California

Miami, Florida

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pequannock, New Jersey

Elgin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 31, 2014, MaryArneson from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I tasted several unripe Green Doctors before finding out that I need to wait for some yellow streaks to appear. When ripe, they taste sweet and have a nice tomato flavor. The plants are vigorous and are bearing heavily.


On Sep 22, 2012, Loretta_NJ from Pequannock, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

Definitely one of the most mentioned tomatoes at three tomato tastings I've attended. I grew 2 plants in a community garden this year and the yield was good. It was also one of the last tomatoes to resist a leaf spot disease that infected the garden. Here it is September and the plant is still full of green leaves while I had to pull out everything else. A very sweet tomato good for snacking with a little less tomato flavor than some. A must try if you like sweet tomatoes. Also a relatively smaller vine - not pot size. The seedling was noticeably smaller than the other varieties I grew this year and took longer to grow up and fruit. Good to pair with an earlier variety.


On Aug 11, 2012, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Although I am a big fan of green-when-ripe tomatoes, I didn't care for Green Doctors. Maybe it was just me or my garden, but I thought they had kind of a funky flavor. They were very sweet, but not the typical sweet and spicy of a green. Yield wasn't anything to write home about either. I'm giving them a neutral because they may be fine for someone else, just not for me.


On Oct 31, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Midseason, indet, reg leaf plant with moderate yield of very good flavored amber-green cherries, smaller and sweeter than Green Grape, a sport of Dr. Carolyn, named by Victor Schrager after a trout fly and in honor of Carolyn Male and Amy Goldman.

I grew this variety in fall of 2007, and while it was good, the flavor is just amazing in Spring '08. I guess the heat and the warmer nights helped to better develop the flavor. A new favorite - tastes somewhat like a perfectly dead ripe Aunt Ruby's German Green in a small package.