'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.
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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.
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.
There are two varieties of Hillbilly – on is the Potato Leaf (this one) and another has Regular leaves. They are identical except their foliage.
Family heirloom originating from West Virginia, USA.
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