Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Fourth of July') 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: Small
Fruit Weight: 4 ounces
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Days to Maturity: 49

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 BetNC (Hendersonville, NC - Zone 7a) on Jan 4, 2016 6:43 PM

This plant started producing tasty tomatoes the last week of June and it kept producing (usually about 4 ripe tomatoes a day) until it succumbed to late blight in mid-September. I grew it in an 18" container, with a common 54" tomato cage. As it continued to grow above the cage, it "bent over" so that all the fruits were easily reached. I plan on continuing to grow this plant again and again!!!!

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 13, 2013 12:11 PM

My Fourth of July tomato plants never managed to have ripe red tomatoes exactly by July fourth, but they still are very early. What I don't care for is the fact that these are such small tomatoes.

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Plant Events from our members
Weedwhacker On August 10, 2014 Fruit Ripened
picked the 1st 3 tomatoes
Weedwhacker On June 8, 2014 Transplanted
Weedwhacker On May 13, 2014 Potted up
Weedwhacker On April 17, 2014 Seeds sown
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