Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Fantastic') in the Tomatoes Database

Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Hybrid
Skin Color: Red
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe
Other: round,beefsteak
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 3-4 oz.
Tomato Plant Height: 4 feet
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Early
Mid-season

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.

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Comments:
Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Sep 3, 2013 2:40 PM

An old Peto hybrid from 1964. Indeterminate with round red 8 ounce fruits. Very vigorous and productive. Similar to Moreton hybrid.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 25, 2014 9:32 PM

I have one plant of the variety 'Fantastic' this year. I actually bought the plant by mistake as I was not intending to try this variety. But I had it, so I did plant it, and I was pleasantly surprised.

I grew one called Super Fantastic some years back, which had no flavor, so I expected to be disappointed in Fantastic. Got very pleasantly surprised as the taste was very good and the tomatoes were a nice size. They did not split or crack even in the extra-rainy weather.

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