Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Bloody Butcher') 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: Round
Fruit Size: Grape
Fruit Weight: 3-4 oz
Leaf Type: Potato-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 7 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Days to Maturity: 70
Miscellaneous: Potato leaf
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
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 Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jul 27, 2017 9:02 AM

This is a nice red salad tomato, with deep flavor. It was fairly productive for me in a short season region, had a bit of cracking, but not bad. I would grow this again. Love the name.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 13, 2013 2:50 PM

If you like to grow heirloom tomatoes and want an early variety then Bloody Butcher is an excellent choice. Bloody Butcher sets nicely flavored small early tomatoes.

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Nov 18, 2018 9:53 AM

I grew these one year from a purchased start. They did really well for me - nice sized, firm fruits with great flavor. I would love to grow them again but I never remember to look for the seeds as my usual source doesn't carry this one.

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Plant Events from our members
Weedwhacker On August 6, 2015 Fruit Ripened
First picking
Weedwhacker On June 17, 2015 Transplanted
Weedwhacker On May 17, 2015 Potted up
Weedwhacker On April 16, 2015 Seeds sown
p1mkw On May 4, 2010 Transplanted
p1mkw On March 15, 2010 Plant emerged
p1mkw On March 9, 2010 Seeds sown
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