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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Yellow Giant Belgium'

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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

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Profile:

4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
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.

Regional...

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

Manteca, California
Miami, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Jacksonville, Illinois
Baldwin City, Kansas



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