Royal hillbilly is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Royal hillbilly'. 'Royal hillbilly' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Pink beefsteak (slicer) heirloom tomato with regular leaf shape. Very large (rampant), strong, indeterminate vines typically at least 6 feet in length.
Can produce generous amounts of tasty, peachy pink to purplish pink, 8 to 16 oz. large beefsteak tomatoes.
Will even do well if grown in a large container.
United States is believed to be where Royal hillbilly originates from.
Royal hillbilly Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Royal hillbilly is a tender plant.
Royal Hillbilly a deep pink cross of Hilllbilly.
Given to Darrel Merrel by Ruth Marcum of Collinsville, Oklahoma, which she received from her brother Ralph Miller of Ohio. Ruth’s seeds grew out three different tomatoes. Darrel selected 1 lbs tomatoes of deep pink color, with a purplish or violet tinge, and named it “Royal Hillbilly”. He described the flavor as “exquisite… – very complex blend of sweet and tartness, snappy yet smooth”. 1
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