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Currant Tomato, Wild Tomato 'Texas Wild'

Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: pimpinellifolium (pim-pi-nel-ih-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Texas Wild
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Currant

Fruit Size:

Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:

Early (55-68 days)

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red-orange

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

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

Regional

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

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Spicewood, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 21, 2015, shule from New Plymouth, ID wrote:

I read great things about this tomato. So, I was excited to get free seeds from wintersown.org in the fall of 2014. I grew them for the 2015 season. Here is my analysis:

Taste was reasonably good. They were about marble-sized. They were red, and round.

I was expecting the plant to be heat-tolerant, but it didn't set fruit in the extreme heat. So, I'm thinking it wasn't; however, it is possible that it was just kind of a late tomato, for such a small one. I didn't get the impression by its growth habit that it was a wild variety. It didn't seem to do any better in dry, hot conditions than most of the other tomatoes. However, it did need more nitrogen, considering there were bits of wood in the ground where it was. So, it may have done a lot better if I had give... read more

Positive

On May 13, 2008, rbrabbit from Cape Coral, FL wrote:

WOW! This plant is so vigorous that I was sure that my neighbor across the street was going to be harvesting tomatoes from MY plant. I planted this thing in a pot but I am sure that the roots have broken through. The note on this plant is that they are difficult to germinate but I have 6 others already going. Terrific yield, terrific taste, I am running out of tomato recipes.

Positive

On Jun 16, 2004, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Wonderfully sweet little tomato. I frequently pick and eat them while I'm working in the garden. HEAVY yields. Does reseed in my zone 8 garden.

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