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Learn About Maturity

Harvesting tomatoes at the right stage of maturity ensures the best taste and quality of the fruit. The time, frequency, and method of harvesting vary depending on the variety. The maturity period is expressed in days. The number of days from flowering and setting the fruit to full maturity determines whether a variety can be defined as very early, early, mid-season or late. The division adopted in our tomato database is presented below.

Tax Maturity Very Early

Very Early

(Very Early–Season) 54 days or less

Tax Maturity Early


(Early–Season) 55-69 days

Tax Maturity Midseason


(Mid–Season) 70-84 days

Tax Maturity Late


(Late–Season) 85 days or more


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