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Basic Collection Information and Status
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, Solanaceae)Cultural Affiliation n/a
Collection Site Chiapas, Mexico (latitude: n/a; altitude: n/a)
Collection Year 1985
Accession Status Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
One of our favorite tomatoes! From southern Mexico, the fruits are sweet and flavorful. Fruit size is typically half an inch in diameter. The sprawling bushes are prolific throughout the summer. Self-seeding.
Collection locality information is not available for this accession.
Climate information is not available for this accession.
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Characterization and Evaluation
There are currently no observational data available for this accession. If you have made observations of this accession and are willing to share them, please contact us.
|Tomato Introduction||Cultivation Instructions||Seed Saving Instructions|
|Originally domesticated in the Andean region of South America, the modern cultural and nutritional importance of tomatoes worldwide is difficult to exaggerate.||In the spring, plant seeds directly in the garden 1/4 inch deep, or start indoors and transplant. Allow 15 inches between plants.||Flowers are both insect and self-pollinated, and varieties can cross. To remove seeds, puree ripe fruit with water in blender. Pulp will rise and seeds will sink.|