Solanum lycopersicum ‘Tycoon’

‘Tycoon’ is an exceptional large round tomato variety. The plant is determinate and is known for its heat setting ability as well as its resistance to tomato yellow leaf curl virus. This particular virus has become a major problem in the fall the past few years as the virus is transmitted by white flies which have become worse due to the serious drought conditions across most of the state. In addition the plant is resistant to VerticilliumFursarium races one and two, tomato spotted wilt virus as well as nematodes. The fruit is firm and actually more oblate than round.

Exposure: Full sun for optimum production

Size: Height — 3 to 4 feet high; width — 2 to 3 feet wide

Planting time: In early spring after the danger of frost has passed and in the summer 80 to 90 days prior to the first freeze in the fall; best to use high quality transplants; if seed is used it should be started 6 to 8 weeks prior to the planting date

Soil type: Numerous as long as well drained

Suggested uses: For the garden or commercial planting