PlantsTomatoes→Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Red Pear Franchi')

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Pear
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: 8 to 18 ounces
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
6 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Snacking

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.

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ATP Podcast #84: Talking Plant Sales and Daylilies with Jon WhitingerATP Podcast #84: Talking Plant Sales and Daylilies with Jon Whitinger
By dave on April 2, 2015

Jon joins us in a special episode of the podcast! In today's episode, Jon and Dave talk about our upcoming plant sale, growing plants, vegetables, propagating, fertilizing, and, of course, daylilies.

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Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Feb 28, 2014 12:17 PM

This is an excellent tomato for growing in the south and other hot climates. The fruit is a nice rich color and seems to be highly resistant to stink bugs. We found almost no blemishes on our red pear fruits.

The meat is dense with very little seed cavity. We use it for slicing as well as canning.

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