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Juliet

Juliet

Juliet Stats

Height: 48 - 72" (1.22-1.83 m)
Plant Spacing: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Row Spacing: 36 - 48" (0.91-1.22 m)
Days to Maturity: 55 - 68
Growing Habit: Indeterminate
Sun: Full Sun
Color: Red
Size: Small
Shape: Small
Genetic Type: Hybrid
Variety Type: Cherry, Saladette/Pear
Disease Resistance: F, A

Common Uses

Salads, salsas, fresh pasta sauces, can be eaten fresh, dried, roasted

Other Names

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Information for Juliet

Slightly larger than cherry tomatoes but elongated like plum, the Juliet is sometimes referred to as the mini Roma due to its odd plum shape. Like most hybrids, the Juliet's parentage remains an industry secret. These tomatoes have gotten excellent reviews and received the honor of being a 1999 All-America Selections (AAS) titleholder.

Growing on huge and prolific vines, the Juliet tomato plant yields glossy, red-skinned, plum-shaped fruits which are produced in clusters. The fruits are crack-resistant and cling longer on the vine unlike the other cherry tomato types. The vigorous vines are supported by long trusses to make way for large amounts of fruit throughout the summer season. Juliet plants are tolerant to heat, cold and diseases being resistant to fusarium wilt, alternaria early blight and late blight.

The Juliet is an early solid performer, a characteristic that tomato gardeners, cooks, and enthusiasts are fond of. It is the main reason it was developed and has become widely accepted. Unlike most tomatoes, Juliets have a longer shelf life and remains in top condition if kept on the vine after harvest. They remain red without over-ripening and are easy to pick as they cleanly and easily snap off from the vine.

Juliet tomatoes are often used in salsas, salads, pasta sauces, and gourmet dishes. They are also best for fresh eating. These taste excellently sweet because of the high sugar content. Like cherry tomatoes, they are soft, fleshy and juicy as well.

This tomato variety is grown in many parts across the United States. Interestingly, Juliet seeds cannot be stored since it's not an heirloom, open pollinated type. The tomatoes often come in packs and are sold in local farmer's markets.

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