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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Djena Lee Golden Girl'

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: Djena Lee Golden Girl

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3 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:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive elsutor On May 18, 2014, elsutor from Penn Hills, PA wrote:

One of my favorite tomatoes! Beautiful, early-ish yellow globes hang in perfect formations on this strong, healthy plant. Taste is good, great on sandwiches, in salads, and pretty much anyway you want to cook them. Thin skinned, tangy, and profuse. Plants in my garden did not grow to the monster size of some other indeterminates, but even so Djena held up to the competition in production and flavor.

I plan on growing this tomato for a good, long time; and somehow it gives me comfort to know that this historic variety will be loved long after my time in a garden, just as it was long before my time on Earth.

This tomato won the taste test at the World's Fair ten years in a row. That should tell us something about its wonderful, old-fashioned taste. If you are looking for a good heirloom with an interesting story, here she is!

Positive toughgardengeek On Sep 7, 2012, toughgardengeek from Bethpage, NY wrote:

Tried this out as a freebie and will be saving the seed. Very good production, nearly as good as a hybrid. Flavor was very good, sweet, yet rich, good anyway you use it, including just out of hand.

Positive melody On Jan 14, 2003, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Named for the Illinois Indian Princess Djena Lee,this is a great tomato. The golden fruits are about the size of a baseball and have a wonderful taste with citrusey undertones.

They produce all summer and I even had some blooms set fruit in October after a light frost.

Meaty and heavy,they make great salsa,and will shine like the sun when sliced on a plate.


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

Keystone Heights, Florida
Miami, Florida
Benton, Kentucky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stevens, Pennsylvania
De Pere, Wisconsin

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