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Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Charlie Chaplin'), Charlie Chaplin is a variety of Tomato. 'Charlie Chaplin' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cerise red.

Plant produces good harvests of 3-4oz red pear-shaped, irregular and ribbed fruit. Early to mid-season production. Good variety for stuffing. Regular leaf. Indeterminate. 75 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.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Charlie Chaplin Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow Charlie Chaplin

Keep in mind when planting that Charlie Chaplin 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 Charlie Chaplin from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Transplanting Charlie Chaplin

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

As Charlie Chaplin is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin folklore & trivia

History is a little fuzzy on this variety, but it seems to have been introduced to North America in the 1990’s.

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