Campari tomato

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Campari tomatoes on the vine
Campari tomatoes on the vine
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
Maturity80 days
Plant height6-8 feet
Fruit weightMedium (about 50g)
LeafRegular leaf
ColorBicolor: Red

Campari is a type of hybrid tomato noted for its juiciness, high sugar level, low acidity, and lack of mealiness. Camparis are deep red and larger than a pear or cherry tomato, but smaller and rounder than common plum tomatoes. They are often sold as "tomato-on-the-vine" (TOV) in supermarkets, a category of tomato that has become increasingly popular over the years. Campari tomatoes can be produced from different varieties with similar characteristics, the standard being Mountain Magic.[1][2][3][4] As a hybrid, the seeds cost around $150,000 per pound.[5]

The company Mastronardi Produce registered the term "Campari" as a United States trademark for its tomatoes in 2003; however, the trademark was challenged in 2006 based on claims that "Campari" is actually the general name for the tomato variety bred in the 1990s by the Dutch company Enza Zaden.[6]


A typical Campari cultivar is a globe-shaped hybrid with regular leaves, and exhibits resistance to the tobacco mosaic virus. The plant grows 6–8 feet (1.8–2.4 m), and matures in 70–80 days.[7]

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  2. ^ "Greenhouse Tomatoes Change the Dynamics of the North American Fresh Tomato Industry" (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  3. ^ "The Vegetable & Small Fruit Gazette". Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. July 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  4. ^ Maynard, Elizabeth T. "Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2011" (PDF). Purdue University. Retrieved 6 September 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Charles, Dan (3 June 2016). "The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In 3 Acts". NPR. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  6. ^ Bentley, Ashley (17 May 2011). "Legal battle intensifies over Campari tomato". The Packer. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  7. ^ "Mountain Magic Hybrid". Burpee Seeds and Plants. Retrieved 6 September 2012.