Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Hungarian Giant'

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: Hungarian Giant
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Flat/Oblate

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

Drying

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Potato Leaf

Regional

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

Fort Valley, Georgia

Benton, Kentucky

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 29, 2001, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I got this tomato directly from Hungary.It is supposed to be a very large beefsteak type.

After growing and harvesting this tomato,I find that it's really a great fruit.It's early for it's size,and quite tasty.Not as sweet as most Potato Leaf plants,but with a nice bite.It produced well and handled the hot,humid conditions of western KY quite well.

There are a couple of sources in the SSE Yearbook offering it.