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Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Reisetomate'), Reisetomate is a variety of Tomato. 'Reisetomate' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red.

An odd tomato, this one resembles several cherry tomatoes that have all fused into one fruit (it is also said to resemble brains). Heavily lobed, non uniform fruit. To eat it, you tear off a piece of one of the lobes. Regular leafed plant.

Thick skinned fruit keeps well. These plants get 4-6 feet tall and produce fruits that are about 6-inches across, or slightly smaller than a fist. They’re not great in the flavor category, but show improvement with salt. Each “lump” on the fruit is its own tomato, complete with core and seed pockets.

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. Reisetomate is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Germany is believed to be where Reisetomate originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Reisetomate 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 Reisetomate have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Reisetomate

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Reisetomate 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. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Reisetomate are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Planting Reisetomate in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Reisetomate 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). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Reisetomate

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Harvesting Reisetomate

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Tomato Reisetomate Etymology

The name translates to “Journey Tomato” or “Traveler Tomato”

Reisetomate folklore & trivia

Most sources say this is a German heirloom, but there are one or two sources that also cite Guatemala as an origin.

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