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Tomato attributes to consider including in database or vendor articles

Raifu
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Tomato variety attributes to consider


Historical information:
Breed names
Ancestry
Breeder, discoverer, and introducer
Location of origin (City, state/province, and country of origin)
History
Is it PVP, PVPAF, or under plant patents?
Is it covered by a utility patent?
Is the breed name that you are using for it trademarked?
Has this tomato or any of its ancestors been genetically engineered?
How many sets of chromosomes does it have?
Awards
Contests won
Was it bred for a particular region, and/or purpose? What region and/or purpose?

Fruit information:
Size
Weight
Color
    Flesh colors
    Skin colors
    Anthocyanin?
    Striped (like Green Zebra)?
    Striped (other)?
    Green shoulders (when ripe)?
Shape
    Directional (balanced, long, wide)
    Distribution (balanced, pear, oxheart)
    Rounded or blocky edges
    Uniform or uneven (the beefsteak shape is uneven)
    Ribbing (none, light, moderate, heavy, ultra)
    Nippled?
    Hollow?
    Other
Best uses
Taste
    Sweetness
    Acidity/sourness/tartness
    Potency
    Retains the same flavor when cooked?
Texture
    Soft, moderate, firm, or as crunchy as an unripe tomato
    Thick or thin walls
    Meaty interior (walls aside)?
Fruit life:
    Shelf-life
    Hang-time
    Storage tomato (in the fashion of Burpee’s Longkeeper)

Flower and fruiting information:
Centiflora?
Days to ripe fruit (from transplant)
Days to ripe fruit (from seed)
Days to fruit set (from transplant)
Parthenocarpic?
Is it prone to megablooms, fused blossoms, fused stems, and such?
Jointless fruit stems?

Seed information:
Days to sprout
Seed size
Sprouts cool
Sprouts hot
How much gel on seeds?
Seeds per fruit

Plant information:
Species
Is it an F1 hybrid?
Does it breed true?
Size
    Growth habit
    Vine length
    Bushy or viny?
Leaf cover
Flexible or stiff plant
Thick or narrow branch stems

Leaf information:
Leaf type
Wispy?
Variegated?
Anthocyanin?
Chartreuse?

Tolerances, resistances, and afflictions:
Sets fruit in 90+° F. in arid climates?
Sets fruit in 90+° F. in humid climates?
Cold-tolerant (early season)
Cold-tolerant (late season)
Fruit itself is cold-tolerant
Drought-tolerant
Fruits fine in the shade
Does the fruit still taste good in cold conditions?
Does the fruit still taste as good when the plant is grown in the shade or partial shade?
Disease tolerances
Pest tolerances
Easliy stunted in hot temperatures?
Easily stunted in cold temperatures?
Easily stunted in drought?
Handles temperature fluctuations easily?
Handles uneven watering easily?
Prone to blossom end rot?
Prone to concentric cracking?
Prone to radial cracking?
Prone to splitting upon harvesting?
Prone to splitting before harvesting?
Prone to catfacing?
Handles warm wet conditions easily?
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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