Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Velvet Red') in the Tomatoes Database

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Cherry
Fruit Size: Cherry
Fruit Weight: 1 inches
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: Interesting fuzzy leaves

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.

In a container

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Comments:
Posted by poisondartfrog (SE Kentucky - Zone 7a) on Jun 30, 2020 10:50 AM

Tomato 'Velvet Red' is a beautiful plant with small to medium sized leaves covered in white hairs that make it look plush and inviting. The small red fruits are round and not prone to imperfections. It has performed beautifully in a large container and is highly ornamental. For me, however, the flavor of the fruits ranks right up there with sucking on a lemon. If you like that sort of thing, you'll appreciate this tomato. The fruits have not been sweet at any stage, from just blushing red to on the verge of rot. Probably great for adding acidity to canned sauces and juices, but not a "wandering in the garden snacker."

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