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Tomato Solanum lycopersicum

How to sow tomato: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off

Sun requirement for tomato: Plant in Full Sun

Tomato has been planted 219 times by Growstuff members.

The tomato is the fruit of the tomato plant, a member of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae). The fruit grows on a sprawling vine that is often trellised or caged to keep it upright. There are many kinds of tomatoes, including conventional, hybrid, heirloom, plum, grape, and cherry. Determinate or bush varieties do not need pruning and can be grown without trellises or cages. Indeterminate or climbing varieties benefit from pruning and should be trellised, caged, or staked.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

21 weeks

First harvest expected

13 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

16 weeks after planting

Height

90cm

Spread

60cm

Row Spacing

75cm

Companions

basil carrot black beauty eggplant

Photos

Tomato crops

Tomato plantings

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Tomato harvests

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Tomato seeds

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

adoration tomato

adoration tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
alicante tomato

alicante tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Amish paste tomato

Amish paste tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Aunt Ruby's German green tomato

Aunt Ruby's German green tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
azoychka tomato

azoychka tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
beefsteak tomato

beefsteak tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
better boy tomato

better boy tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
big rainbow tomato

big rainbow tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Blaby special tomato

Blaby special tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
black krim tomato

black krim tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
campari tomato

campari tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
celebrity tomato

celebrity tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Cherokee purple tomato

Cherokee purple tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
cherry tomato

cherry tomato

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
currant tomato

currant tomato

Solanum pimpinellifolium
Matt's wild cherry tomato

Matt's wild cherry tomato

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
Santorini tomato

Santorini tomato

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
super sweet 100 tomato

super sweet 100 tomato

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
tomaccio tomato

tomaccio tomato

Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
early girl tomato

early girl tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
fourth of July tomato

fourth of July tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
garden peach tomato

garden peach tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
grape tomato

grape tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
green zebra tomato

green zebra tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Hanover tomato

Hanover tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
brandywine tomato

brandywine tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
hillbilly tomato

hillbilly tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
jubilee tomato

jubilee tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
lillian's yellow tomato

lillian's yellow tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
marglobe tomato

marglobe tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
mortgage lifter tomato

mortgage lifter tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Mr. Stripey tomato

Mr. Stripey tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
opalka tomato

opalka tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
pear tomato

pear tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Roma tomato

Roma tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
San Marzano tomato

San Marzano tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
stupice tomato

stupice tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
three sisters tomato

three sisters tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
tigerella tomato

tigerella tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
tomberry

tomberry

Solanum lycopersicum
traveller tomato

traveller tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
white queen tomato

white queen tomato

Solanum lycopersicum

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What people are saying about tomatoes

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Some of features id like

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Shakey SHakey Town

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Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Getting ready for spring!

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A slow start to summer

by Skud,

I'm so very, very behind on my gardening. I was travelling heaps and had lots of other commitments through October/November, which is peak spring planting time here, and nothing got done. I've come to the realisation that if I'm going to do work that involves that sort of travel, I need to cut ...

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New feature - crop mentions!

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So we have this new feature where if you mention a crop like [tomato](crop) or [lemon](crop) or [dill](crop) using the Markdown syntax (like: \[dill]\(crop)), your post will show up on the crop page. Click through to any of those crops, scroll down, and take a look!

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Tomato: Late blight?

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I just pulled this from my "patio" [tomato](crop) plant (which is actually in-ground). I'm suspecting late blight. It poured rain all of last week. So, for those with more experience...is this late blight? [![Untitled](https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14468052913_bf0299265e.jpg)](https:/...

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Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer

by Skud,

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Smallest viable containers for tomatoes, peppers

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Too Late for Starting? - Northeast USA

by erin,

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Tomatoes!

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seedlings!

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Achievement: Tomato plants!

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Turnip sprouts

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Seeds!

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All the seeds I ordered this year have shown up. I've got seeds for 7 kinds of dye plants, though I won't be planting all of those. Some of them get too big for the space I'm allocated. I got Burpee's heirloom seeds for [summer squash](crop), purple-top white globe [turnip](crop)s, chioggia [...

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Seeds!

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I want to grow food!

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Okay, I've had some failed gardening attempts in the past, but this year I'm going to try again, but in containers this time. (The community garden across the street from me has too little sun, so I'm going to put containers in the sunniest spots around my house, which is yardless.) If you hav...

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