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PlantFiles: 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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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive reynolds357 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 susceptible to something, but I have never talked with anyone in my area who has lost a goliath to anything other than a cut worm.

Neutral Suze_ 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."


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

Elberton, Georgia
Carp Lake, Michigan
Houston, Texas
Rock Springs, Wyoming

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