Orange King Tomato

Details

  • Open-Pollinated: ?
  • Type: semi-determinate, according to one vendor, determinate according to another
  • Shape: lightly pleated oblate shape
  • Color: vivid orange color, both inside and out
  • Maturity:
    • main season tomato
    • 85 days
  • Size:
    • large
    • 2.5 – 3 inches
    • 4-11 oz tomatoes
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: “taste compares to a good red, but not as sweet as expected
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance:
    • developed for northern climates
    • “also performs magnificently in hot southern regions”
    • flea beetles loved this plant

Notes:

  • developed by University of New Hampshire for northern areas (TSC)
  • cross of ‘New Hampshire Victor’ and orange sport of ‘Scarlet Dawn’ by Yaeger at UNH; released about 1943
  • compact plant with tons of flowers

Sources:

  • Territorial Seed Co

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2010  TSC seed 3/7 > 4/23 > 5/15 2 18×21″ 76 days 32 4.9 lbs 2.5 oz  
2012 TSC seed 2/19 > 4/14 > 6/5  1 18×24″ 76 days 1 4 oz 4 oz flea beetles

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