PlantFiles is getting a new look! Just in time for spring, we're rolling out a new look for the best online plants database. It will also work with your smart phones and mobile devices, so now you can take it with you on garden center visits or botanical garden tours. Questions or comments? Please post them here.

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
» View all varieties of Tomatoes

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

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

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 16, 2006, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, 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.