Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Delicious'), Delicious is a variety of Tomato. 'Delicious' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Cadmium red. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green colour.
Large, meaty scarlet red fruit with few seeds on a regular leafed plant. This particular variety still holds the Guiness Record for largest tomato (at 7lbs), although fruit is much more likely to be in the 1-2lb range. Fruit can vary between globe-shaped and more irregular ribbed-shape. Resistant to cracking.This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Delicious is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.40 metres (4.55 feet).
United States is believed to be where Delicious originates from.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Delicious Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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How to grow Tomato 'Delicious'
Growing Delicious from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Delicious about 42 days before your last frost date.
Tomato 'Delicious' information
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Introduced by Burpee in 1964 after years of selection from ‘Beefsteak (Crimson Cushion)’.
Delicious, Burpee’s Delicious
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