Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Green
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
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.
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Tomato

Photo Gallery
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-09-07

Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-05-21
Young plant.
Location: North Branch, MN
Date: 2017-07-11
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 2023-07-08
First ripe Berkeley tie-dye of the 2023 season.

Date: 2017-08-20
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 25, 2014 8:15 PM concerning plant:
    Wild Boar Farms in California has a bunch of Berkeley Tie-Dye varieties, including Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye, and Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart. The Berkeley Tie-Dye is a green-colored tomato with red and yellow stripes. Inside, it looks mostly green to me, with some infusions of red veining. I found Berkeley Tie-Dye to be a most unusual looking tomato, but in my garden the fruits were so bumpy and lumpy and non-uniform in growth that I didn't know what to make of them. I got poor production, but with only one plant that might not be a fair judgment.
Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On May 27, 2022 Transplanted
Into Garden One
antsinmypants On May 10, 2022 Transplanted
Into Garden Two
antsinmypants On March 14, 2022 Plant emerged
3 seedlings emerged.
antsinmypants On March 10, 2022 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights on heat mat.

1c 4 seeds.
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