Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Dixie Golden 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: Dixie Golden Giant
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Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Beefsteak

Fruit Size:

Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Pink

Yellow

Gold

Seed Type:

Family heirlooms

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Pelham, Alabama

Clovis, California

Corte Madera, California

Santee, California

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 16, 2006, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Meaty, Flavorful tomatoes. Plants did well in central Alabama.

Positive

On Oct 22, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I love giant yellow beefsteaks and this one is number two on my list. (Number one is 'Golden Belgium Giant'.) A huge vigorous plant which stands up well to the tomato diseases so numerous here. It will succumb, but I have always managed to get a crop and in a good year, a bumper crop

Note that I do often plant varieties which fail without delivering a single tomato, but this one is dependable and has a perfect taste for me. This a golden yellow beefsteak, which may at times exhibit a slight pink blush at the blossom end, but it is not a bi-color.