Vegetables
Days to harvest: 67

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Small
Medium
Fruit Weight: 8 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Canning
Growth Mode: Determinate
Earliness: Mid-season
Days to Maturity: 75
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Fusarium Wilt 2
Verticillium Wilt
Root Knot Nematode
Tobacco Mosaic Virus
History: Bred and introduced by Petoseed (now Seminis / Monsanto).
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: 1998 All-American Selection winner. Known for good flavor

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.
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.
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1984 -http://all-americaselections.org/winners/details.cfm?WinID=468

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Common names
  • Tomato
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Synonym: Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 28, 2014 1:52 PM concerning plant:
    I've grown this numerous times in topsy-turvy bags with very good success. Disease-resistant, high yield and good flavor. Plants can produce 30-40 tomatoes each.
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Jul 29, 2017 8:56 PM concerning plant:
    Third year at least of growing these, again happy with yield, flavor, beefiness, looks and plant vigor. Was listed recommended by University of Maryland extension.
  • Posted by NJBob (Vernon N.J. - Zone 6a) on Sep 7, 2012 1:22 PM concerning plant:
    A very good Tomato for growing in containers.
  • Posted by GardenQuilts (Delray Beach, FL - Zone 10b) on Nov 17, 2015 9:35 PM concerning plant:
    I bought a plant at a big box store. I wasn't impressed at all! It was a poor producer of mealy, flavorless tomatoes. I figured this was the kind that people grew for supermarkets. Perhaps I got a bad plant.
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 8:58 PM concerning plant:
    I mostly grow heirloom tomatoes, but this particular hybrid often finds its way into my garden. It is a good, dependable basic tomato, and is often a large percentage of the tomatoes that make it into my roasted tomato sauce. The fruits are pretty consistent in size and are resistant to blossom end rot or wilt in my garden.
  • Posted by dave (Grapevine, Texas - Zone 8a) on Feb 28, 2014 12:30 PM concerning plant:
    Celebrity is currently one of the default tomatoes that most growers in Texas seem to want to grow. It's an F-1 hybrid so you do have to buy seed new each year. Withstands tobacco mosaic virus, verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, root knot nematodes, and has fine cracking resistance.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Feb 28, 2014 6:28 PM concerning plant:
    These plants were exceptionally productive for me during the 2013 season. Fantastic flavor, great for slicing.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Mar 1, 2014 6:38 AM concerning plant:
    I've grown this cultivar since I started this present garden about 15 years ago. This tomato is dependable, produces well, and tastes really good. It's usually my "main tomato."
    AAS winner 1984. Semi-determinate. 70 days.
  • Posted by BetNC (Henderson County, NC - Zone 7a) on Oct 15, 2016 11:50 AM concerning plant:
    The juicy, tasty fruit has earned this variety a permanent place in my container garden, DESPITE the plant's messy, dense, compact growth habit. I had hoped that it would be my first variety to thrive in my climate, but it didn't continue to flower in the heat & humidity of August.
  • Posted by TBGDN (Indiana - Zone 5a) on Mar 4, 2014 11:58 AM concerning plant:
    This is a garden favorite at our house. They are medium to large size, and they make nice meaty slices for BLT sandwiches.
  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Mar 7, 2014 11:57 AM concerning plant:
    Celebrity was a home gardening favorite in this area before TSWV arrived. It has excellent resistance to Fusarium and nematodes. It is a pretty standard round red and essentially replaced Marion and Rutgers in this area. Fruits are similar but the diseases had caught up with Rutgers and Marion. I preferred the indedeterminate Fantastic, similar but more and longer yields, before TSWV put me out of business.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jul 31, 2015 7:15 PM concerning plant:
    I have grown this tomato for several years and always found the plants to be reliable in abundant production, in various weather conditions.
    Medium size and good multi-use tomato.
Plant Events from our members
BetNC On September 2, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
cut down plant early , to prepare for personal event
BetNC On July 14, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
First ripe fruit harvested
BetNC From July 14, 2016 to September 2, 2016 Harvested
48 red, ripe, tasty fruit produced
fruit size and shape variable, with yellowish-red shoulders

***production peaked in late July, with only 1 small fruit produced after 8-8-16
BetNC On July 1, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
plant habit & growth:
dense, compact, highly branched growth
mature height ~5'
BetNC On May 1, 2016 Transplanted
1 of 2 tomato plants in an Earthbox
BetNC On March 5, 2016 Seeds sown
Indoors (seedling raised under artificial light)
aspenhill On May 4, 2020 Obtained plant
Black Creek Greenhouse - qty 1 4-pack
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