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PlantFiles: 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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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive passiflora_pink On Jun 16, 2006, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

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

Positive Farmerdill 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.


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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