The period from planting to harvesting tomatoes depends on the variety grown, as it can take anywhere from 55 to 75 days. After tomato flowers develop, bloom, are fertilized and set fruit, it takes approximately 45 to 50 days before the fruit is ripe for harvesting, according to the University of Arizona.
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