Garden Lime

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Tomato 'Garden Lime'. ©Kelly
Tomato 'Garden Lime, plant. June 2017. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2011, 2016, 2017

Accession: 127

Seed Source: Plant Gene Resources Canada, accession no. CN 18817


2017 Later than Charlie's Green but with a better flavour, and more irregular fruit. Warmer weather did the plants a lot of good later in the season, but the cool, wet weather in spring delayed ripening. Approx 5.2 lbs per plant.
2016 Crop failure.
2011 Very tasty green tomato, complex acidic flavour. A new favourite. I think a warmer year would definitely increase production.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Sprawling

Plant size: Medium (4ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Mid (83 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Green

Flesh colour: Green

Fruit Shape: Pleated

Fruit Fasciation: Extreme Fasciation

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Fair

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 2"

Average Fruit Weight: 225g (8oz)

Other Observations

  • Resistant to cracking and splitting.
  • Resistant to BER.
  • Needs warmer weather, otherwise suffers from blossom drop.


  • Donated to PGRC in 1992 from a German source.