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PlantFiles: 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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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Ferment seeds before storing

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:
Potato Leaf

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive melody 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.


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

Fort Valley, Georgia
Benton, Kentucky
Houston, Texas

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