Lycopersicon, Tomato 'Oregon Spring'

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: Oregon Spring
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:



Seed Type:



Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Juneau, Alaska

San Francisco, California

Sunnyvale, California

Ukiah, California

Elizabeth, Colorado

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Oregon, Illinois

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Tishomingo, Mississippi

Omaha, Nebraska

Clayton, North Carolina

Vinton, Ohio

Astoria, Oregon

Eagle Point, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Scottsburg, Oregon

Linden, Virginia

Bremerton, Washington

Freeland, Washington

Grand Mound, Washington

Kennewick, Washington

Rochester, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 22, 2020, ephillips89 from Clayton, NC wrote:

I am in NC. I planted OS in the past. I was pleasantly surprised to find tomatoes into the Fall. Whenever I wanted a tomato, I would go to the garden and usually find a ripe one on this plant after the other tomato varieties were done. I planted two plants again this year and hope it does as well.


On Jul 11, 2016, Umpquatomato from Scottsburg, OR wrote:

May 5, 2016, planted 2 Oregon Spring starts appx 6" high from 4" pots at each end of 25' row of early girls planted same date, but slightly larger starts. Cool nights in low 40s, days mid 60s, supplemented natural rain, most days partly sunny into June
One at North end died soon after planting, one at South end flourished. It set fruit about same time as first early girls. Picked first ripe fruit (1) on July 5. It had end rot. Picked first early girl 3 days later. Weather turned cool showery and cloudy for last five days
Ore Spng not acting like a determinant, second ripe one will be ready tommorrow. Early girls ripening about the same times, Sungolds now ripening and picked daily in small quantities since July 4.
Trimed good part from Ore Spng w/end rot. Good ... read more


On Jul 25, 2015, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

To me, this is what a tomato should taste like. It has a nice soft texture, the skin isn't tough, and I love the moderate to strong acidic tomato flavor.

My only regret is that I only planted one plant this year to try it out. Next year I will plant many more. It's now a keeper on my must plant list.


On Aug 27, 2014, BLG_Astoria_OR from Astoria, OR wrote:

I planted one transplant from Brimm's in a location that gets about 5-6 hours of afternoon sun per day. Southern exposure on the hill in Astoria, Oregon. The first tomato to turn red was near the beginning of August and was about 4" in diameter. I then had 2 more this last week of August with a tiny green one still on the plant as of 28th august. Planting this was an impulse and wasn't in the best location in my raised bed. The plant grew to about a foot and a half tall. I didn't water as much as I wanted to and I used a soil mix consisting of compost, and a bit of biochar. My first tomato tasted fine and the other two, which I traded, was said to taste great. I won't be planting next year due to the lack of seeds and the amount produced in the space it took up.


On Aug 25, 2014, ocean_314 from Ukiah, CA wrote:

I grew this plant and was very disappointed. Early girl was earlier. i only got around 10 tomatoes all very bland before the plant quite and died.


On Sep 8, 2011, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Here in the PNW, it's difficult to get tomatoes before August, and this cool year, even mid-August. 'Oregon Spring' produced one by 8/1, and several more by 9/1, but the flavor is 'meh,' as the family voted. I'm looking elsewhere for next year.


On Apr 29, 2008, scholl734 from Ypsilanti, MI wrote:

I grew an Oregon Spring because I was looking for a good early season determinate plant...I was very disappointed. It produced medium sized tomatoes that were mealy and not very sweet. I will not grow this one again.


On Feb 24, 2006, EAPierce from Idaho Falls, ID (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is another short-season tomato cultivated by Dr. James Baggett of Oregon State University. You'll see his name pop up frequently on new short-season hybrids, but this one is classified as an heirloom and has Russian parentage. This is probably his most popular cultivar to date (that I know of). It does very well here. I'd say about 80% of the people I know who've planted 'Oregon Spring' rave about their reliability and earliness, and some even draw comparisons to 'Early Girl.' I only planted one last year, a gallon-sized seedling. I planted it in July in a 10-gallon container and left it in a spot where it would get a few hours of morning and evening sun, afternoon shade. It was awfully late in the season to be putting out tomatoes, but I ended up with a good ten tomatoes to ha... read more


On Sep 27, 2005, fwfarm from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

I tried 6 early tomatoes this year and this one wasn't particularly early and the flavor wasn't great (too acid), and the consistency wasn't great either. It came in 5th.


On Feb 26, 2005, duke3522 from Marion, IN wrote:

I got a total of 73 seeds from two packs. Started indoors today. Hope they go well.


On May 9, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This tomato withstands light frosts with or without protection. With protection there is no damage; without protection a few of the outer branches defoliate but do not die.

Sets fruit at 50, making it the earliest tomato I have ever grown. Fruit is tasty.

If growing in a hot climate, partial shade during the afternoon helps to protect it from sunburn.

Not readily available, must be searched in speciality catalogues for seed. Definitely worth it.