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Tomato 'Amana Orange'   

Solanum lycopersicum

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

An extremely large heirloom tomato, it is golden orange in colour, and can even reportedly reach up to fruit of 2 lbs. They are irregular in shape, indeterminate, and resistant to heat and humidity. Regular leaf.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Amana Orange is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Amana Orange originates from.

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

How to grow Amana Orange

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Amana Orange likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Amana Orange 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Amana Orange in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Amana Orange 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 Amana Orange about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Amana Orange

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

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

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

Harvesting Amana Orange

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

Tomato Amana Orange Etymology

It is named after the Amana Corporation where Gary Stanley (the introducer of the seed to the general public) worked as a Customer Service Manager.

Amana Orange folklore & trivia

First introduced to the Seed Savers Exchange by Gary Staley of Brandon, Florida in 1985. Unknown history before that. Exact information is conflicting.

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