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Solanum lycopersicum

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Ugly Ripe is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Ugly Ripe'. 'Ugly Ripe' is considered a patented hybrid cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Plant produces red, irregular pleated fruit. Bred primarily for the commercial market. While many sites reference as “heirloom” or “heirloom-type” it is actually a newer introduction. Regular leaf. Indeterminate.

Due to the copyrighted name and potential hybrid status, seed saving or seed selling may be of legal consequence, and may not breed true anyway.

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. Normally grows with a erect-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Ugly Ripe originates from.

Ugly Ripe 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 Ugly Ripe have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ugly Ripe

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

This variety needs to be staked or caged.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Ugly Ripe 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 Ugly Ripe from seed

Start indoors six weeks before last frost date.

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

Transplanting Ugly Ripe

Plant to first leaves to promote strong root growth

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

Harvesting Ugly Ripe

Ugly Ripe Patent Information

Copyrighted name owned by Procacci Brothers in Florida, USA.

Ugly Ripe folklore & trivia

A hybrid cross between [Marmande] and two other unknown (non-patented) varieties.

Other Names for Tomato 'Ugly Ripe'


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