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Tomato 'Jelly Bean'   

Solanum lycopersicum

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Jelly Bean is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Jelly Bean'. 'Jelly Bean' is considered a hybrid cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red.

F1 hybrid variety.


Plant produces heavy yields of grape tomatoes that grow in cluster of up to 30. Disease resistance: VFFASt.


This variety comes in two colors, red or yellow.

It is an Fruit and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Jelly Bean is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Jelly Bean originates from.

Jelly Bean 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 Jelly Bean have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Jelly Bean

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

this variety does need to be staked as it will get 6-7 feet tall.

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Jelly Bean 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. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Jelly Bean needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Jelly Bean from seed

Seeds are sterile or will not come true to plant.


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 Jelly Bean about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Jelly Bean

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 Jelly Bean is a tender plant.

Harvesting Jelly Bean

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

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