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Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Goliath Red'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Goliath Red
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Standard

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elberton, Georgia

Carp Lake, Michigan

Houston, Texas

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 26, 2009, reynolds357 from Elberton, GA wrote:

I have grown this variety in Georgia for about 12 years. This tomato simply outperforms everything else that I have grown or currently grow. With proper fertilizer and soil preparation, the vines will easily top 8 ft in length. They are loaded with large, well shaped fruit. In my opinion, the taste is better than average. I have never had any disease problems with this variety. It yields prolific amounts of fruit. Some are mis-shapen, but since I do not sell my tomatoes that is not a matter of concern to me. In my soil, hands down, it outperforms Early Girl, Better Boy, Big Boy, celebrity, Jet Star, and super steak. I have definitely not found an heriloom that can touch it on productivity. I can plant this tomato anywhere and not worry about disease. I am sure that it is susceptibl... read more

Neutral

On Jan 17, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Seeds available from Mariseeds, blurb says...

"An outstanding producer all season long of smooth, round red globes. An excellent market variety."