Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Park's Whopper') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: 14 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Days to Maturity: 65
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Fusarium Wilt 2
Verticillium Wilt

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.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Mar 9, 2014 6:14 PM

A medium round red that does as well as Celebrity. Excellent yields in a good year.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 13, 2013 2:26 PM

Park's Whopper is the original version. There is a Park's Whopper Improved. I had grown Park's Whopper off and on for the past twenty years. Some years it did better than others.

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 9:23 PM

A basic, baseball-sized red tomato. This one seemed prone to fusarium wilt in my garden and didn't ever show the vigor I've seen in many other varieties. I gave it two years trial and decided not to grow it again.

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Posted by SCButtercup (Simpsonville SC - Zone 7b) on Aug 28, 2014 4:15 AM

Strange to see an earlier comment about fusarium wilt because I have found that this tomato is resistant to soil diseases like fusarium wilt. It is a real workhorse that produces great tasting tomatoes until frost. I have grown it for three or four seasons, so the only possible explanation is that the commenter who had bad luck with it lives in zone 5 and I'm in zone 8. The Park Seed company is also in the south, so perhaps this plant does best in warmer zones.

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