Tomato 'Sioux'

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: Sioux
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


18-24 in. (45-60 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

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:

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:


Pelham, Alabama

San Luis Obispo, California

Cumming, Georgia

Statham, Georgia

Casey, Iowa (2 reports)

Ijamsville, Maryland

Omaha, Nebraska

Elysburg, Pennsylvania

Jonesville, South Carolina

North Sioux City, South Dakota

Oliver Springs, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 11, 2017, Bigfeet from Los Alamos, NM wrote:

One of eight varieties grown grown from seed this year. Mine grew into a low, sprawling bush, wider than it is tall. Thick stems. Tomatoes are just smaller than tennis balls, round and smooth, and orangey red in color. And there are a lot of them.

Firm skin, a fair amount of gel and seeds, whitish core. Sioux has a nice acidity, but not much rich tomato flavor. Not much more flavorful than grocery store tomatoes. And to me, they have an aftertaste like canned tomato soup.

I will probably roast, mill, and cook them down into sauce because I have so many. But I am just not impressed with the taste.


On Jan 30, 2016, zark from Elysburg, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

The Sioux tomato was not a standout for me in my 2015 garden. The plants were smallish and not that good of a producer. Taste was acidic to me and just not a take another bite tomato. Maybe it was just my garden soil, the weather, etc? Donít know if I will try them again?


On Jan 14, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This variety is impressive and it's one of my winners. The taste is acidic and production is great. The size is average but tomatoes can grow large. To my surprise, this variety performed well in my hot/humid climate. This variety is in my garden every year.


On Jul 27, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

This is my first time growing Sioux and I am pleased with it. The tomatoes are red-orange, medium sized with a tangy, tomatoey flavor. Sioux is a more acidic tomato than some, but not unpleasantly so. The plant has had some folliage disease but has continued to produce a good quantity of tomatoes in spite of it. A good workhorse red for canning.


On Jul 23, 2006, dlnevins from Omaha, NE wrote:

Plant is a heavy bearer of small, bright red tomatoes. Holds up well in heat; the plant shows nary a trace of foliage disease or blossom-end rot in my garden, even following a week of 100+ degree temperatures. This may well become my garden mainstay.


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

A 1944 entry from the Department of Horticulture, Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln. Stokesdale x Allred cross.


On Mar 1, 2003, mgmarcks from Roseville, MI wrote:

Traditional tomato taste. Easy to grow.