Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Bernardini Paste') in the Tomatoes Database

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
Flower 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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