Plant Description Key

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Below is a list of the descriptions used in this database to describe the plants grown out by the seed bank and our yearly growers.

Tomatoes

Plant Growth

Vine Growth Type
Determinate (reaches set height/maturity & sets all fruit at once)
Indeterminate (keeps producing until frost)
Semi-Determinate (sets one large bunch of fruit, with a few after until frost)
Vine Growth Habit
Sprawling (many vines growing out towards the side)
Intermediate (Sprawling/Erect pattern)
Erect (one main stem that primarily grows straight)
Bushy (wide with sturdy branches, requires minimal staking/caging, unlike sprawling that requires lots of support)
Plant Size
Dwarf (1.5ft and under)
Small (1.6ft - 2.5ft)
Medium (2.6ft - 4ft)
Large (4ft+)
Leaf Type
Regular
Potato
Rugose
Other
Leaf Coverage
Poor
Fair
Good
Heavy
Maturity (follow by day in brackets)
Early (65 days or less)
Mid (66-85 days)
Late (86+ days)

Fruit Descriptions

Skin Colour
Red
Yellow
Orange
White
Green
Purple
Black/Brown
Bi-coloured
Multi-coloured
Flesh Colour
Yellow
Red
Orange
Green
Black/Brown
Purple
Marbled
Fruit Shape
Oblate (squat fruit, as though it's been flattened from the top)
Globular (spherical, like a ball)
Pear
Pleated (heavily ribbed, accordion shaped)
Plum (oval in shape)
Beefstake
Oxheart
Elongated
Cherry
Fruit Fasciation (refers to how lobed or pleated the fruit is)
Smooth
Slight Fasciation
Medium Fasciation
Extreme Fasciation
Fruit Firmness (at optimum ripeness)
Firm
Medium
Soft
Fruit Set
Poor
Fair
Good
Excellent
Average Fruit Diameter
Average Fruit Length
Average Fruit Weight

Affliction Observations

Refers to disease or growth issues noticed in the plant. Some examples are:

  • Blight
  • Tobacco Mosaic Virus
  • Fruit cracking
  • Blossom End Rot
  • Blossom Drop

Beans

Growth Type
Pole
Bush
Bean Use
Fresh (Snap)
Dried
Mixed use
Maturity
Fresh use maturity
Dried use maturity
Stringless
Yes or No

Squash

Growth Type
Vining
Bush
Squash Use
Summer
Winter
Mixed (summer and winter keeping)
Skin Colour
Flesh Colour
Maturity (days)