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Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme
Synonyms: L. lycopersicum cerasiforme; Solanum lycopersicum cerasiform

Common Name(s): Cherry tomato
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Func. Annual/Biennial/Per
Growing Days: 70 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=35° (C)    Opt.Max=27° (C)
Opt.Min=20° (C)    Abs.Min=7° (C)
Precipitation: 60 to 130 (cm.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear
Variety of common tomato. Many different cultivars suiting most needs. Native to Mexico.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - fruit


Geographical Origin:
Mesoamerica, Mexico, Western South America
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