Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Kellogg's Breakfast') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Vegetables
History: Heirloom originated from West Virginia and was introduced in Redford, MI by Darrell Kellogg.
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Darrell Kellogg

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Orange
Flesh Color: Orange
Gold
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Large
Extra Large
Fruit Weight: 14 oz. to 2 1/4 lbs
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 7 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Late
Days to Maturity: 80
Miscellaneous: Heirloom
History: From Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan.
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: Juicy and meaty
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.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
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.
Not suitable for containers

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The Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Tomatoes and Peppers, Selected by ATP Members
March 1, 2014

It's the week we've all been waiting for! Let's open Tomatoes and Peppers week with a look at the 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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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
By dave
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
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Location: Allen Park, MIDate: 2011-10-20Not many per plant but huge fruits
By paulgrow
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Location: Bordentown NJDate: August 2010Kellogg's Breakfast
By NisiNJ
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2015-06-14Ugly plants but look at that productivity.
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Location: Salt Lake City, UTDate: 2015-09-15Kellog
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Location: Mackinaw, ILDate: Aug 8, 2011 6:46 PMSmaller fruits this year than usual.  Very bright, almost citrusy
By BookerC1
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Location: Coatesville IndianaDate: 2014-09-04My first Kellogg's Breakfast!
By Claudia
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
By dave
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2013-06-20
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Date: 03-21-14Purchased from Whitinger Seed Company
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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company
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Location: Chippewa, PADate: 2015-03-31
By vbprog
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Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jun 12, 2012 12:15 PM

Hands down, this is my favorite of all tomatoes. It handles our East Texas climate perfectly and gives us excellent tasting, gigantic slicing tomatoes that are also excellent for salsa.

We sell these as seedlings at the local master gardener plant sale each spring and we never have enough. We have become famous around East Texas for the Kellogg's Breakfast fruits that we offer for sale at the local farmers' market.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Sep 27, 2011 10:44 PM

A yellow tomato, but with more flavor than some "bland" yellows. It has a little bit of a bite, almost a citrusy element to it. One of my favorite tomatoes.

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Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Jun 24, 2016 12:42 PM

I've tried growing this variety a couple of times before but they didn't produce much at all. Nothing like the plants growing this year! Two plants are pumping out so many huge fruits that we are sharing them with friends. Seeds from Trish and Dave in the "Beta Seed Swap." It sure makes a difference getting good quality seed! Juicy tomatoes are full of flavor.

This is hubby's new all around favorite tomato.

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 9, 2016 12:23 PM

This is my first year to grow and eat this tomato.
Brought the first one in today and sliced it still warmed from the sun. It has the perfect balance of sweet and tomato tang. Definitely my new favorite tomato and I hope to grow it again next year.
The seed had great germination using winter sow method. Thank you, Dave and Trish, for making it possible for me to try this variety. I will be purchasing it for next year from your online store.

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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Aug 11, 2017 6:18 PM

This is the first year that I have grown Kellogg's Breakfast tomato and I am well pleased. The plant is large, healthy, and vigorous and is covered with developing beef-steak type fruit, which are large. It has a mild pleasant flavor and the center is meaty and quite solid. Well worth growing.

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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 4:11 AM

In SC this tomato is delicious, but it produced only two fruits. Some of my other tomato varieties produced bushels, so it was not my technique. Perhaps this plant is just susceptible to some sort of disease in my soil. There were flowers, but they turned black and did not set fruit. Maybe I'll try again next year. It could be that I have an inferior seed line.

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Jacksonville, TX (dave) 2015: Plant performed perfectly
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Plant Events from our members
vbprog On March 12, 2016 Plant emerged
vbprog On March 7, 2016 Seeds sown
vbprog On May 3, 2015 Transplanted
Set out in garden in permanent home.
vbprog On March 16, 2015 Plant emerged
vbprog On March 7, 2015 Seeds sown
p1mkw On January 31, 2015 Plant emerged
Finally!
p1mkw On January 15, 2015 Seeds sown
started as an afterthought
abhege On February 19, 2015 Potted up
Anderwood On April 1, 2016 Seeds sown
Anderwood On April 7, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds germinated
with heat mat under lights
lovesblooms On February 2, 2017 Seeds sown
Dave Whittinger strain from saved seed trade
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