Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Skin Color: Black
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season

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.

Common names
  • Tomato

Photo Gallery
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-06-26
Bloom looks like a sunflower
Location: Millersville MD
Date: 2019-07-29
Yielding a mix of "doubled" fruit over a pound and other regular
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: 2020-07-10
Look! It’s Jimmy Durante!
Location: Millersville MD
Date: 2018-07-01
Large Barred Boar on left Celebrity on right, first of the year

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Dec 13, 2018 10:23 PM concerning plant:
    I grew five plants from seed and kept two for my own garden in 2018. The plants were strong growers and yielded fruit with good 'Cherokee Purple like' taste, very tasty.
    2019 update, growing 2 plants, both very healthy looking and setting lots of fruit. Some are convoluted and weigh over a pound, others are simple flattened globes, still that great taste.
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lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds germinated
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