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Tomato 'Lemon drop'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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Lemon drop is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Lemon drop'. 'Lemon drop' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Fluorescent yellow.

1/2 – 3/4" round cherry tomatoes, regular leafed plant. Prolific producer, tart yet sweet flavour.

Indeterminate, open pollinated, plants can get 4-feet tall and will produce, even in cold/wet conditions.

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. Lemon drop is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Lemon drop originates from.

Lemon drop Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 Lemon drop have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lemon drop

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Lemon drop is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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 Lemon drop are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Lemon drop needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Lemon drop 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 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lemon drop about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Lemon drop

Ready for transplant around 6-inches tall. Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

Lemon drop is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Lemon drop

Tomatoes will be pale yellow with slight lines underneath the skin when they are ready to be picked.

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Lemon drop folklore & trivia

Lemon Drop was a spontaneous naturally occurring mutation of the “Snow White” variety (original mutation was grown in Florida, USA). Now a stable variety, it is open pollinated and breeds true to type.

Other Names for Tomato 'Lemon drop'

Lemon drops

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