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Tomato 'Golden Queen'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Golden Queen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Livingston's Golden Queen)
Hybridized by A. W. Livingston
Registered or introduced: 1882
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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:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:

Commercial heirloom


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


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

Pelham, Alabama

Omaha, Nebraska

Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Cross, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 23, 2006, dlnevins from Omaha, NE wrote:

The fruits are beautiful, and the flavor is nicely balanced and more complex than usual for a yellow tomato, but the plant has so far proven itself the blossom-end rot champion of my garden. This has been an unusually hot summer, though; the taste is nice enough that I may give the cultivar a second chance next year and see if it does better in a (hopefully) more typical growing season.


On Apr 1, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Oblate, smooth, relatively crack resistant medium sized fruit. Good flavor. Golden yellow fruits w/pink blush on blossom end. Seed source is important on this one -- look for the USDA strain.


On Mar 9, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Introduced in 1882. A 1918 catalog describes as, " 'Queen of all the Yellows.' Of superior flavor, it is solid, always smooth, entirely free from ridges, large in size, ripens early. Fine for slicing."

A 1933 catalog has a slightly different description. "Of superior flavor, solid, always smooth, large, ripens early. Rich golden yellow skin with a tinge of pink on the blossom side. Fine for slicing."