Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'IM 83-1 Tall') in the Tomatoes Database

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Tiny/Currant
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Salad
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
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.

The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA MembersThe Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by NGA Members
By dave on March 1, 2014

The 2014 top 25 most popular varieties, as determined by the number of individuals who have posted comments and photos to the entries in our database.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Cute thing, is it edible? by kevin101 Jul 31, 2020 5:39 PM 3
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2020 Tomato thread by repentantslide Sep 22, 2020 5:10 AM 3,161
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Chicagoland annual garden swap 2018 by oerickson Aug 28, 2018 7:35 PM 310
Are they tomatoes? by Naylah Jan 18, 2018 11:39 AM 9

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