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Tomato 'Morado'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Morado' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Morado' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Tyrian purple.

Plant produces good yields of dark purple to pinkish purple fruit. Beefsteak shape, smooth skinned and regular shape. Good flavour. Fruit is approx. 10-16oz each. Regular leaf. Indeterminate. 85-90 days.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more.

Spain is believed to be where Morado originates from.

Morado 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 Morado have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Morado

Keep in mind when planting that Morado 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.

Growing Morado from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Transplanting Morado

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 Morado is a tender plant.

Harvesting Morado

Morado folklore & trivia

Vejer de la Frontera, a hilltop town in Andalusia, Spain. First introduced to North America by Eduardo Valenzuela, of Sacramento, California.

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