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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Golden Rave'

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: Golden Rave

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid
French hybrid

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Tobacco Mosaic (T)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Woodcutter2008 On Aug 6, 2014, Woodcutter2008 from Mooresville, IN wrote:

Large Ind. plant. Good production, but splits a lot (here) just when starting to ripen. A few are near-golden color, but most are just a medium yellow. Sweet flavor, but weak otherwise -- lacks any depth (tang). Probably not to be planted again in my garden.

Positive GardenerLynne On Dec 10, 2010, GardenerLynne from Warfield
Canada wrote:

Here in southern Canada they ripened very early - by early July, and kept producing until frost. Produced heavily with small paste-tomato shape. No disease. Great in salads, and dehydrated, but quite mild just eaten on it's own. Splits with fall rain. Plants grew about 5 feet, staked. I've grown them from seed at home and they were really trouble-free.

Positive phantomasc On Sep 14, 2008, phantomasc from Georgetown, MA wrote:

I have grown these with success in 2007 and 2008. Weather variations effect flavor and plant longevity. 2007 was dry and required hand watering. High yield, sweet, and fairly blight resistant tomatoes. 2008 was an endless series of thunderstorms in July and the first of August. Once again high yield, but tomatoes were not as sweet flavored. Plants were blighted from heavy rains. This tomato is an excellent salsa candidate in either sweet or hot salsa's.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 8, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

High yields of attractive, small, sweet 2 oz fruits. Indeterminate. 67 day.


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

Denver, Colorado
Grayson, Georgia
Mooresville, Indiana
Georgetown, Massachusetts

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