Tomato attributes to consider including in database or vendor articles
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Tomato variety attributes to consider
Breeder, discoverer, and introducer
Location of origin (City, state/province, and country of origin)
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?
Was it bred for a particular region, and/or purpose? What region and/or purpose?
Striped (like Green Zebra)?
Green shoulders (when ripe)?
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)
Retains the same flavor when cooked?
Soft, moderate, firm, or as crunchy as an unripe tomato
Thick or thin walls
Meaty interior (walls aside)?
Storage tomato (in the fashion of Burpee’s Longkeeper)
Flower and fruiting information:
Days to ripe fruit (from transplant)
Days to ripe fruit (from seed)
Days to fruit set (from transplant)
Is it prone to megablooms, fused blossoms, fused stems, and such?
Jointless fruit stems?
Days to sprout
How much gel on seeds?
Seeds per fruit
Is it an F1 hybrid?
Does it breed true?
Bushy or viny?
Flexible or stiff plant
Thick or narrow branch stems
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
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?
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
USDA hardiness zone: 6
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