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Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Cherry
Fruit Size: Cherry
Fruit Weight: ~1/2 oz
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 1 foot
Best Uses: Salad
Growth Mode: Dwarf (Tree-type)
Earliness: Mid-season
History: From Grandmother of Curtis Androsoff of Russia via Canada
Country: Russia

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: 8-12"
Plant Spread: 8-12"
Leaves: Other: Blue-green
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
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: Suitable in 1 gallon

Rediscovering TomatoesRediscovering Tomatoes
By psa on January 16, 2013

What could you compare to a ripe tomato, fresh from the garden? Tomatoes are consistently one of the most popular edible garden plants, grown all over the world, yet most people have only tried a bland handful of the thousands of varieties available. For decades tomato availability was controlled by canning, shipping, and mechanical harvesting and processing needs, but now we're finally seeing a return to the flavors, textures, and versatility that made tomatoes so compelling in the first place.

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