Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Siletz') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: Up to 16 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Best Uses: Slicing
Canning
Growth Mode: Determinate
Earliness: Early
Days to Maturity: 70
History: Bred and introduced by Dr. James R. Baggett of Oregon State University in 1994. Nearly seedless (parthenocarpic) fruit. Sets under cool temperature conditions of the Maritime Northwest.
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.
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.

Image used with permission of the Victory 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: Hendersonville,  NCDate: 2016-04-30
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Location: Hendersonville,  NCDate: 2016-06-29growing in a 5-gal shop bucket
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Location: Hendersonville,  NCDate: 2016-08-07
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Comments:
Posted by BetNC (Hendersonville, NC - Zone 7a) on Dec 5, 2016 12:04 PM

This plant was a disappointment; it is not suitable for both the climate and the method it was grown. I grew it in a 5-gal bucket and it was in protective shade from midafternoon on. It was a poor producer (only 24 harvestable fruit, only 3 after 8-8), with most ripening fruit having to be discarded because of cracking and rotting. It is prone to cracking (in body of fruit, leading to rot setting in). It did not continue to set fruit in the heat. I will not grow this again.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 19, 2016 Fruit Ripened
piksihk On March 26, 2016 Transplanted
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piksihk On March 2, 2016 Obtained plant
piksihk On January 15, 2016 Seeds sown
Greenhouse for spring sale
BetNC From July 9, 2016 to September 2, 2016 Harvested
harvested 24 fruit; only 3 > 8-8
cut down for impending surgery
BetNC On July 9, 2016 Fruit Ripened
BetNC On July 1, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
bucket/root bound (needs a bigger bucket/container)
BetNC On May 1, 2016 Transplanted
into 5-gal bucket, for outside growing
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