Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Days to Maturity: 79
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Verticillium Wilt
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: has been popular for a long time

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: Summer
Late summer or early fall
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
Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature
Days to germinate: 4 -10 days at optimal temperature
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
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
Other: Suckers are easily rooted.
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
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
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Synonym: Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Also sold as:
  • Supersonic F1

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  • Posted by Horseshoe (Efland, NC - Zone 7a) on Nov 10, 2011 3:49 PM concerning plant:
    One of the few hybrid tomatoes I grow; well worth growing.

    Excellent growth habit, excellent flavor ("old fashioned flavor--acidic but not to excess); produces abundantly all summer.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 2, 2013 9:56 PM concerning plant:
    First year growing the Supersonic tomatoes for me. I bought mine as seedlings at a local nursery. Really bought this variety on impulse as I had not heard of it previously. A very nice all around slicing tomato with good taste. The plants have been growing well without any fungal diseases.
  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Sep 3, 2013 2:32 PM concerning plant:
    This is an old (1968) hybrid. (Harris) Indeterminate vine turns out nice round 8-10 ounce tomatoes. Taste rivals the old Marglobe. I prefer Fantastic and Super Fantastic in this niche, but Supersonic is good.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 5, 2013 3:16 PM concerning plant:
    I have been growing tomatoes in my garden each season for many years but had never grown Supersonic until this year. A nice all around medium red slicing tomato.

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