Tomato 'Ildi'

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: Ildi
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

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:


Created heirlooms


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:

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

Auburn, Alabama

Floyds Knobs, Indiana

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Pratt, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Loyall, Kentucky

Brownsville, Maryland

Traverse City, Michigan

Sumner, Missouri

Brooklyn, New York

Haines Falls, New York

Grants Pass, Oregon

Austin, Texas

Irving, Texas

Pasadena, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2012, Loreee from Knoxville, MD wrote:

The tomatoes are perfect for salads. I found them small, sweet and very thin skinned (as opposed to some other reviewers). They are prolific and produce late into the season. Mine were round, not pear shaped.


On May 26, 2012, drthor from Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Early produced of yellow cherry tomatoes. Lots of them, but the skin is really hard. I could live without this tomato plant.


On Oct 19, 2007, mgsid from Sumner, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

a great tasting yellow, pear-shaped, cherry type tomato, the yields are huge and the fruit holds on the vines for a long time. sets fruits thru
high temps and keeps bearing untill frost. no disease problems, but something often makes a small, black, round spot on the upper 1/3rd of the fruit--i assume this is from a
bug that likes Ildi--I would appreciate comments on the this.
Pesticides are not used on my tomatoes.


On Jun 24, 2005, zeldonian from Haines Falls, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Huge plants, many, many fruits. They were very tasty fruits, not a lot of acid, but sweet. They were also first tomatos to ripen, very early. They yeilded well until frost. The fruit stored well, and stayed a long time on the vine. Staking is a must.


On Aug 25, 2003, PVick from Brooklyn, NY (Zone 7b) wrote:

Vigorous, prolific, HUGE plant! Container-grown, it got to 6 1/2 feet tall and about 2 1/2 feet wide.

The fruit is plentiful and very tasty, not acidic at all, but the skin is a bit on the thick side.

Will definitely grow again, but will use a bigger pot, with taller and thicker stakes!


On Jul 21, 2003, PanamonCreel from Celaya,
Mexico (Zone 10a) wrote:

Vigorous/large growing tomato with large amounts of small oval to pear shaped fruits per truss. Slightly sweet, not too acidic in taste.
Tall and solid stakes a must with this tomato plant.