PlantsTomatoes→Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'German Johnson, Potato Leaf')

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Pink
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Weight: 12-24 oz.
Leaf Type: Potato-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Late

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.

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Posted by Hemophobic (Concord, NC (zone 7)) on Jul 15, 2014 11:13 AM

I have 4 of these plants in my little garden this year, but so far, I have tomatoes on only 3 plants, and a total of 4 tomatoes in all. Is this a low producer? I was late getting my plants in the ground, but they've been there
since the end of May. Lots of height, little branching. I know tomatoes will not set fruit when the weather is
very hot, as it has been here for the past few weeks, but I've grown tomatoes that did much better in my southern region.

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