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Tomato 'Hillbilly Potato Leaf'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Hillbilly Potato Leaf' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Hillbilly Potato Leaf' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow and   Red.

Plant produces good yields of large, 10-20oz yellow and red coloured fruit. Very juicy, reportedly tolerates heat. Sweet flavour. Indeterminate. Potato leaf.

Not to be confused with “Old Flame” which is a similar, but different variety. Hillbilly (potato leaf) is often heavily ribbed with yellow on top and red on bottom with mottled striping in between. The inside is streaked. The flavor is sweet, with low acid.

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. Hillbilly Potato Leaf is known for growing to a height of approximately 96.0 cm (3.12 feet).

United States is believed to be where Hillbilly Potato Leaf originates from.

Hillbilly Potato Leaf 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.

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

How to grow Hillbilly Potato Leaf

  • Full Sun

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hillbilly Potato Leaf is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Hillbilly Potato Leaf are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as Hillbilly Potato Leaf likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Hillbilly Potato Leaf from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) between Tomato plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Hillbilly Potato Leaf

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 Hillbilly Potato Leaf is a tender plant.

Harvesting Hillbilly Potato Leaf

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Tomato Hillbilly Potato Leaf Etymology

There are two varieties of Hillbilly – on is the Potato Leaf (this one) and another has Regular leaves. They are identical except their foliage.

Hillbilly Potato Leaf folklore & trivia

Family heirloom originating from West Virginia, USA.

Other Names for Tomato 'Hillbilly Potato Leaf'

Hillbilly Potatoleaf

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