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Heirloom Tomatoes growing

Heirloom Tomatoes


General information

  • Solanum lycopersicum, Tomato
  • Solanaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: well-drained, fertile soil, high in organic matter.
  • Tomatoes come in both determinate (bush) varieties, and indeterminate (climbing) varieties.


Successful Cultivars

  • Green Zebra (75-80 days) Sweet and zesty, green and yellow striped skin. Indeterminate. (pictured here)
  • Brandywine (78 days) Large fruit, often over a pound, Deep pink skin, smooth red flesh. Indeterminate.
  • Black Krim (80 days) Deep brown-red, 8-16 oz. fruits, great flavor. Indeterminate.

Common Pests & Diseases

  • Early Blight
  • Late Blight
  • Blossom End Rot
  • Fusarium Wilt
  • Tomato Hornworm
  • Stink Bug

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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