Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Box Car Willie') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 10-16 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: Consistent performer
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
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.

First tomato.

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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-23First tomato.
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Location: Work areaDate: 2015-05-18
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Location: Work areaDate: 2015-05-18
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Comments:
Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Mar 2, 2014 3:41 PM

This has been an interesting variety for me. I have never gotten a tomato. The plant is so susceptible to Southern Blight that it seldom survives to first set.

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Posted by coryvp (Luling, TX - Zone 8b) on May 29, 2016 6:04 PM

Box Car Willie is a standard in my garden. Consistent good growth and high productivity, with good flavored tomatoes.

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Tomato (lycopersicum) Boxcar Willie by pirl May 18, 2015 8:16 PM 4

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