Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Hillbilly') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Bi-color: Orange-yellow with red streaks
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: Up to 16 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 8 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Late
Days to Maturity: 85
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: yellow fruit with red streaks
Country: USA

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
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Start indoors
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.

Image used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.

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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORDate: 2014Image used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORDate: 2014Image used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORDate: 2014Image used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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Comments:
Posted by RickCorey (Everett WA 98204 - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2012 10:54 PM

Orange-yellow fruits streaked with red. Up to 1 ½ pounds.
Very sweet meaty flesh.
1880's West Virginia heirloom.


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 25, 2014 9:54 PM

So apparently there are regular-leafed and potato-leafed varieties of Hillbilly. I am growing the regular-leafed variety, which I found as a seedling at a local nursery. Caused me some confusion as to whether I really had Hillbilly after I first got my plant.

Now the plant is producing those lovely gold-streaked and very tasty fruits, and plenty of them. Of the larger yellow type slicers I have tried this year, this one is by far my favorite. I do plan to grow Hillbilly again next season.

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