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Tomato 'Royal hillbilly'

Solanum lycopersicum

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Royal hillbilly is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Royal hillbilly'. 'Royal hillbilly' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.

Pink beefsteak (slicer) heirloom tomato with regular leaf shape. Very large (rampant), strong, indeterminate vines typically at least 6 feet in length.
Can produce generous amounts of tasty, peachy pink to purplish pink, 8 to 16 oz. large beefsteak tomatoes.
Will even do well if grown in a large container.

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. Royal hillbilly is known for growing to a height of approximately 2.10 metres (6.83 feet).

United States is believed to be where Royal hillbilly originates from.

Royal hillbilly 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 Royal hillbilly have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Royal hillbilly

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

Growing Royal hillbilly from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Royal hillbilly

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

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

Harvesting Royal hillbilly

Tomato Royal hillbilly Etymology

Royal Hillbilly a deep pink cross of Hilllbilly.

Given to Darrel Merrel by Ruth Marcum of Collinsville, Oklahoma, which she received from her brother Ralph Miller of Ohio. Ruth’s seeds grew out three different tomatoes. Darrel selected 1 lbs tomatoes of deep pink color, with a purplish or violet tinge, and named it “Royal Hillbilly”. He described the flavor as “exquisite… – very complex blend of sweet and tartness, snappy yet smooth”. 1

Misspellings of Tomato 'Royal hillbilly'

Hillbilly Improved

Other Names for Tomato 'Royal hillbilly'

Improved Hillbilly, Pink hillbilly


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