Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Husky Red') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 5-7 oz.
Leaf Type: Potato-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 4 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Dwarf (Tree-type)
Earliness: Early
Mid-season
Days to Maturity: 67
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Fusarium Wilt 2
Verticillium Wilt
Alternaria Blight
Stemphyllium

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.

Husky Red on Plate Yummy!

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Location: Bordentown NJDate: Summer 2010Husky Red on Plate Yummy!
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 13, 2013 1:00 PM

Go to any of the Big Box Stores in the spring when tomato plants are out and Husky Red will be the most common tomato variety they have for sale. More plants of Husky Red on the shelves than any other variety. I can never figure out why. I have tried to grow Husky Red numerous times in different years. The fruit is small and the plants give out early in the tomato season for me. Nothing especially tasty about the small fruits either.

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