Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'First Lady') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Vegetables
Year Introduced: 1990
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Petoseed

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 4-5 ounce
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 7 feet
8 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Salad
Canning
Cooking
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt 1
Fusarium Wilt 2
Nematode
Root Knot Nematode
Tomato Mosaic Virus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
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.

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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Aug 27, 2016 6:50 PM

Small red salad tomato, very nice looking. Smooth thin skin, uniform color and blemish free with no cracking, a bit of a pointy end. Ripened early. I found the fruit to be firm and juicy, but unfortunately as bland as what one would expect to find in the grocery store mid-winter. No "wow" factor. Production for me was OK, but this plant was in a spot that did not get such regular watering, so could be better with more care. I doubt I'll try it again.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Aug 25, 2016 1:39 PM

Introduced as an open pollinated alternative to Early Girl. Small salad-sized fruits of similar appearance, as is plant growth.

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