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Tomato 'Plum lemon'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Plum lemon is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Plum lemon'. 'Plum lemon' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Painter yellow. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Lemon. Leaves usually appear in   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

A meaty and sweet tomato, low in acid. The fruit is pointed at the end to resemble a lemon, the plant produces 2-3" in diameter (6oz) fruit. Indeterminate.

Paste tomato.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Plum lemon is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Russia is believed to be where Plum lemon originates from.

Plum lemon Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Plum lemon have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Plum lemon

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Can grow 60-84-inches tall.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Plum lemon is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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. Plum lemon needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Plum lemon 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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

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

Transplanting Plum lemon

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

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

Plum lemon is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Plum lemon

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Plum lemon folklore & trivia

Collected by Kent Whealy from an elderly seedsman at Moscow’s Bird Market during the August 1991 coup.

Other Names for Tomato 'Plum lemon'

Wonderlight, Wonder of light, Limon-liana, Lemon plum, Yellow Wonder Light

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