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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Carolina Gold'

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: Carolina Gold

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2 vendors have this plant for sale.

36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
American hybrid

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Verticillium Wilt (V)
Fusarium Wilt (F)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
4 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral joanlc On Aug 21, 2013, joanlc from Perham, MN (Zone 3b) wrote:

8 oz fruits in sand. No blight/septoria leaf spot observed by the time fruit beginning to ripen. Flavor is OK but not memorable; not particularly sweet; but it *is* marketed as a low acid tomato. Fruits are pretty yellow-gold; might get more orange if left to ripen longer. More meaty than watery, so make nice slicers/chunks for salads or just fresh eating. Skin seems somewhat thick and tough.

Positive rickirl On Sep 10, 2011, rickirl from Fellsmere, FL wrote:

A good determinante one for 5 gal, containiers.
And even did ok, in my all sandy soil with nematodes.
Here in east central Fla.

Mine was a orange color, - 8oz in sand, and
almost 12oz in potting soil.

Sunscalds badly after 1st week in May.....

Great for a light tasting salad or a sunny side
egg on top, OR with chip beef gravy.

Neutral mgsid On Aug 11, 2009, mgsid from Sumner, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Grew this for the first time in 2009--probably will not grow again. Pretty good production of 8-9oz fruit. It was not very juicy and was so firm that it took me a while to know when it was ripe. My mother-in-law liked the low acid taste, but it seemed rather bland to me. They look beautiful and did not crack even when we got excessive rain that caused other varieties to crack.

Negative lssfishhunter On Jan 21, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The production with this variety was horrible for me and the taste was not memorable. Maybe this variety is better suited for the mountains!

Positive Terry On Aug 18, 2006, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

A good "middle of the road" slicing tomato, it is definitely more "UT orange" than gold ;o) Decent flavor and pretty in salads. I wouldn't recommend it for canning, though - it tends to get mushy.

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 7, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1996 dark yellow fresh market tomato from the North Carolina State Univ., Fletcher. It is part of the mountain series despite the name and is an upgrade of the older Mountain Gold. It has resistance to verticillium wilt race 1, fusarium wilt races 1 and 2, and graywall.

Neutral MaryvilleRick On Jun 8, 2003, MaryvilleRick from Maryville, MO wrote:

The information with the plant is sketchy but it says it has an abundant fruit that is flavorful and attractive that matures midseason.


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

Capistrano Beach, California
Blairsville, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apple Creek, Ohio
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Houston, Texas
Roanoke, Virginia

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