Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Orange King') 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: Orange
Flesh Color: Orange
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 4-12 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 3 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Semi-determinate
Earliness: Mid-season
Late
Days to Maturity: 85
History: Bred and released by Dr. A. F. Yeager, Dept. of Hort, Univ. of NH in about 1943. Juice made from 'Orange King' looks like orange juice. Taste is more like a red tomato.
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: compact plants
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.
Parentage: 'New Hampshire Victor' x an orange colored sport of 'Scarlet Dawn'

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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