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Tomato 'Campari'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Campari is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Campari'. 'Campari' is considered a patented hybrid cultivar.

Extremely disease resistant hybrid variety. Resists 2 races of verticilium and 2 races of fusarium. Also resists late blight. Grows ok with indoor lighting levels. In high demand for greenhouse growing. Has high sugar level and low acidity, making them very sweet. Considered a large cherry variety, deep red in colour. Regular leaf, indeterminate.


Although these are hybrid, when grown out from seed, there is a high percentage of plants that come true-to-type. Plus, there is a professional tomato researcher currently working on dehybridizing this hybrid, so as to create a stable OP version of it. His project is currently at F5… Only about 3 more generations to go! :)

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. Campari is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Campari originates from.

Campari 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 Campari have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Campari

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Campari 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Campari are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Campari needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.5 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Campari from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date. Seeds saved from this (hybrid) variety are not likely to grow true to the parent plant.

Sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 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 Campari about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Campari

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

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

Harvesting Campari

Campari folklore & trivia

Popularized in North America after being mentioned on the TV show “The Sopranos”.

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