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Family: (so-lan-AY-see-ee) ( Solanaceae Info) Genus: (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) ( Lycopersicon Info) Species: (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) ( lycopersicum Info) Cultivar: Yellow Giant Belgium Additional cultivar information: (aka Goldie, Golden Giant Belgium)
View all varieties of Tomatoes Height: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) Sun Exposure: Full Sun Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Seed Collecting: Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; 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 Seed Type: Open-pollinated Family heirlooms Usage: Fresh, slicing Disease Resistance: Unknown - Tell us Leaf Type: Regular Leaf Click thumbnail to view: By rutholive By gman500 By Farmerdill By Farmerdill
1 neutral No negatives Gardeners' Notes:
Positive Gabrielle On Jan 17, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:
So far this is my favorite tomato! It is a very mellow tomato that my whole family loves. I start it very early inside to give it a long enough growing season. I also plant earlier, though not as tasty varieties to tide us over until it begins to produce. I've really not tasted the first tomato of the year until I pick the first 'Giant Belgium'.
Positive Farmerdill On Jul 19, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:
A big golden tomato, widely available. It produces relatively well here and is a good tasting dark yellow tomato. Not a true beefsteak, as it has a slightly flattened round shape. Sometimes sold as Goldie, which creates confusion with a smaller patio yellow also called Goldie.
Neutral Big_Red On Dec 23, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:
Sometimes called 'Goldie'. Very nice orange-yellow globes of medium size.
Positive rutholive On Aug 9, 2004, rutholive from Tonasket, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:
It is listed as Yellow Giant Belgium (Goldie), a more than 150 yrs. old heirloom. It does not bear a great quanity of fruit, but tastes wonderful and very large. Donna
Positive gman500 On May 16, 2004, gman500 from Manteca, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Takes a long season and is not a heavy producer, but, with such large great tasting tomatoes, who cares? They are well worth the wait and one tomato makes a meal.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Miami, Florida Augusta, Georgia Jacksonville, Illinois Baldwin City, Kansas