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Solanum lycopersicum

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Gingersnap is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Gingersnap'. 'Gingersnap' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Tangerine.

Indeterminate, open pollinated, regular leaf tomato variety. Originally from North Carolina, USA. Fruits are 6-8 ounces each, round in shape and tangerine colored. They are reportedly good for canning as they hold their shape well.

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.

United States is believed to be where Gingersnap originates from.

Gingersnap 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 Gingersnap have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gingersnap

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Gingersnap 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. Gingersnap needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Gingersnap from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

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

Transplanting Gingersnap

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Harvesting Gingersnap

Gingersnap folklore & trivia

Bred by Millard Murdock in NC, USA.

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