Phoenix Tomato
Developed in south Texas for the hottest growing conditions.

Phoenix Tomato

4.00 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)

  • Fruit size: 10 to 12 oz.
  • Matures: 70 to 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apartl
  • Plant size: 2 to 3 feet tall
  • Plant type: Determinate

Phoenix tomato really shines in climes where summer heat makes the thermometer hover in the 90-plus-degree range. Developed for South Texas and places with similar growing conditions, Phoenix sets tasty fruit in summer’s most intense heat. You’ll see flowers and fruit on plants at the same time. Plants ripen heavy loads of medium-sized red tomatoes that are ready for harvest over a short 7- to 10-day period. If the fruit-ripening window shifts to rainy weather, Phoenix tomatoes won’t crack. Phoenix performs well as a fall crop in warmer zones. Plants are resistant to alternaria stem canker (Aal), gray leaf spot (Ss), and verticillium Race 1.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

7 reviews for Phoenix Tomato

  1. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Very fine tomato: I am not much of a tomato gardener. In spite of that fact, the 4 Phoenix tomato plants I planted last spring all thrived and produced a heavy quantity of tomatoes, which were a bright red color, and pretty tasty. I've had better, but not many. Far superior to Tycoon, which I planted in the fall.

    I plant my tomatoes in empty 250 lbs. molasses tubs, and they were grown in Bee County (South) Texas.

  2. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    Better than avg. Great for heat: Last year first time I had seen this name. Tried 2 plants was very pleased . I hope they are offered in my area this year. Will get for sure if they are.

  3. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Great: I might be greedy but the only drawback was the size of the tomatoes. The yield was spectacular 150 tomatoes on 9 plants. They where grown in an makeshift greenhouse in albeit in a Southeastern Louisiana climate. (Here south of Lake Pontchartrain we only get 4-6 days when the temp falls below 32 degrees for more than 8 hours)

  4. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    3 out of 5

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    Great tomato for hot area were others do not produce well.: This year I will plant 12 different tomato varities to cover all our various temperature vatiations in Nebraska. The Texas A&M developed Phoenix and Tygress will be part of this group. Last year we had an early frost and I wraped the tomatoes in news paper to ripen. We had tomatoes until Christmas.

  5. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Excellent tomato!: The best all around tomato I have ever planted in Arkansas.

  6. Taste:
    3 out of 5

    Yield:
    3 out of 5

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    Small Maters: We planted this and it has been growing. We get our tomatoes only as big as cherry type tomatoes good for salad. =(

    Maybe I just don't know what I am doing but we have had nothing bigger than that.

  7. Taste:
    4 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Seems to love heat: It is June 25 and the temp outside right now is 108 degrees. The phoenix tomatoes are loaded with red tomatoes and have great leaf cover to protect the fruit. Most of the other tomatoes except for the cherry types don't look very good.

    They have been large and firm with good flavor. If you have trouble in hot desert climates give this tomato a try.

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