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Tomato 'Moneymaker'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Moneymaker is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Moneymaker'. 'Moneymaker' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Painter yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Cadmium red. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Yellow-green colour.

Moneymaker is an old English greenhouse variety, very popular with home gardeners due to its uniformity of fruit and colour. Red globular tomatoes, 1.5-2" in diameter, requires heat and time to mature properly.

In the 50’s and 60’s this was one of the most widely grown open pollinated varieties.

Originally introduced by F Stonor of Southampton.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Moneymaker is an indeterminate variety best grown as a cordon (vine).

Specifically bred to do well in poor soil and poor weather conditions. Should be staked. Plants can reach 5-feet tall.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Moneymaker is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.00 metres (6.50 feet).

United Kingdom is believed to be where Moneymaker originates from.

Typically, Moneymaker Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Moneymaker

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Moneymaker likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Moneymaker is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Moneymaker requires a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 - 6.0 - it grows best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Moneymaker from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 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 Moneymaker about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Moneymaker

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Harvesting Moneymaker

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Moneymaker folklore & trivia

English heirloom greenhouse variety. Well named as it has made a lot of money in years gone by for professional growers.

Misspellings of Tomato 'Moneymaker'

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Other Names for Tomato 'Moneymaker'

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Latest Tomato 'Moneymaker' Reviews

  • This is a tomato I like! It grows very strongly & has medium size round fruits. They have a good taste. It has done very well for me this year getting around 4kg from 4 plants. I have grown it before.

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    Amarylis about growing Tomato 'Moneymaker'
  • Tons of green tomatos being gone for a week with no water or very little, then hot temps in the 90’s took its toll. I will replant in August for winter tomatoes

    3 stars

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