Hybridizer or Originator: Secret Seed Cartel

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Pink
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: 16 oz.
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
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

  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 1, 2017 6:10 PM concerning plant:
    La Vie en Rose is a lovely pink slicer introduction from Secret Seed Cartel. I grew it for the first time last season and I am growing it again this season. It is Open Pollinated so I was able to save seeds.

    Although a modern creation La Vie en Rose has the rich flavor associated with many heirlooms. It was my favorite tomato last year of all the tomatoes in my garden. All in all a winner and big hit for me.

    Rita on Long Island, NY zone 6B
  • Posted by DonShirer (Westbrook, CT - Zone 6a) on Oct 26, 2018 3:15 AM concerning plant:
    9 oz fruit from plant in 5 gal grow bag. Tasted good not great. Unfortunately disease hit in August so yield was low.

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