Tomato 'Ace 55'

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: Ace 55
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 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, slicing


Disease Resistance:

Verticillium Wilt (V)

Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Gilroy, California

Menifee, California

Sacramento, California

West Sacramento, California

Central Point, Oregon

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 14, 2007, MissEss from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

My plant produced 4 sweet, yummy tomatoes then perished to verticillium wilt. It's supposed to be resistant to wilts, and I planted this cultivar at the recommendation of a horticulture expert in my area (Sacramento, CA), who grew the starters in his greenhouse. This variety is also recommended by my local nurseries. I planted it in a half barrel, using organic potting mix. Not sure why it happened, but the moral of the story is "resistant" doesn't mean "immune."


On Jun 2, 2006, farmerboy from Central Point, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

My plants were heavy producers, but the fruit was all twisted and gnarled like the old style beef steaks. Most had a raised center resembling a turban. Good flavor but too much juice and too much trimming to be a good home canner.


On Oct 23, 2003, wnstarr from Puyallup, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Found this tomato at the garden center in the Spring. It takes 75 days to maturity, was dubious it would produce in Western Washington state. We have to look for 'Early Girl', or 'Better Boy'. Much to my surprise, it produced the best tomatoes I have ever grown in Washington state. Large wonderful tomatoes that ripened on the vine. But then this year was the warmest and driest on record. Will definately look for it again in the Spring and hope for another great growing season.


On Oct 23, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I grew 'Ace 55' in Virginia during the sixties and 70's. It has a very vigorous bushy plant which sets lots of tomatoes between 1/2 and 3/4 lb. It is quite late for the type and tends to set heavily over a four week period, ideal for processing. I replaced it with 'Fantastic' which is earlier and bears over a longer period. It is a heavy producer and anthractnose resistant which was a plus.