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Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum
Synonyms: L. pyriforme; Solanum lycopersicum

Common Name(s): Tomato
Family: Solanaceae
Growth Habit: Func. Annual/Biennial/Per
Growing Days: 70 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=68° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 51 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 32° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium fine; deep loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Clear
Most damage occurs from too much heat, so moderate climate is preferred.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - bev base, Food - fruit
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical, tropical-rainy, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Only cultivated
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