Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Yellow Giant Belgium'

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: Yellow Giant Belgium
Additional cultivar information:(aka Goldie, Golden Giant Belgium)
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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

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:

Manteca, California

Miami, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Jacksonville, Illinois

Baldwin City, Kansas

Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

On Dec 23, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Sometimes called 'Goldie'. Very nice orange-yellow globes of medium size.

Positive

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

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.