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Tomato 'Coyote'     

Solanum lycopersicum

Coyote is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Coyote'. 'Coyote' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Painter yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Arylide yellow and   Dandelion. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Napier green colour.

Originally a wild Mexican variety. Small yellow cherry tomatoes, bears 6-8 fruit on a branch. Lots of flavour.

Regular leaf variety. Occasional natural white mutation shows up. Indeterminate, requires support. Plants can get quite large.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Coyote is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). Expect blooming to occur in early summer.

Mexico is believed to be where Coyote originates from.

Typically, Coyote Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Tomato 'Coyote'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Needs to be caged or staked.

Coyote likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Coyote is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Coyote requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Coyote from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Coyote about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Coyote

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Coyote is a tender plant.

Harvesting Coyote

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Tomato 'Coyote' information

How long does Coyote take to grow?

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Coyote folklore & trivia

Maye Clement brought Craig Lehoullier a branch of half a dozen of these tomatoes which he displayed at the PA Hort. Society Harvest Show in the late 1980’s.

Other Names for Tomato 'Coyote'

Coyote tiny yellow

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