Tomato Lemon Tree

A medium sized yellow tomato


We got this from the Lost Gardens of Heligan when we visited in June 2019. Obviously too late to try in 2019 so we’ll be growing this in 2020 (hopefully).

Looking around the web it seems a slightly strange tomato, not very sweet and lemon shaped. We’ll see next year.

Late June 2020: having sown, transplanted and planted this at the same time as most of the rest of the tomatoes, Lemon Tree seems to be slow to produce fruit (in other words nothing yet). Its also growing slightly strangely. Its not a very strong plant (its next to Ildi but at the moment isn’t as tall), the trusses are quite close together (about nine inches) so I’m not expecting it to be a plant that dominates the space and it will probably be a “Compact Indeterminate” topping out at around 4ft or so. An issue is the way that the trusses form and grow. They come off the main stem, the truss forms but then continues to grow. I have chosen to cut the growth off otherwise I think the overall plant will become very straggly and difficult to control. The truss seems to have a reasonable number of flowers (10-20) but I’ve yet to see how many set fruit.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Lemon Shaped
  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Yellow
  • Flesh Colour: Yellow
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: ??
  • Taste: ??
  • Fruit per Truss: ??
  • Truss Spacing: ??
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  • Our Source: Lost Gardens of Heligan

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