Wisconsin 55 Tomato
- Bright red, globe shaped fruits
- All-purpose tomato is great for canning
- Does best in rich soils
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 80 days from transplant
Released by the Univeristy of Wisconsin in 1946. Excellent all-purpose tomato, great for canning. Does best on rich soils. Remembered as one of the best home and market tomatoes in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow Wisconsin 55 Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
Highly recommended for flavor.
by Bebe the Gardener
I live in the Chicago area and have been growing Wisconsin 55 tomatoes for the last decade. My soil is rich and well-fed with composted leaves and grass. Though I have 60 inch cages these do not climb to the top and beyond like my other tomato plants. But though the productivity is below average, the flavor is deep and rich with these. We roast these with olive oil and garlic which makes a terrific pizza and pasta or stew sauce through winter.