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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Aunt Gertie's Gold'

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: Aunt Gertie's Gold

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:
Family heirlooms

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Potato Leaf

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5 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral brandon05w On May 11, 2014, brandon05w from LEOMA, TN wrote:

Aunt Gertie's Gold is without a doubt the best tasting tomato I have ever grown. It is also the worst performing! I was extremely dissapointed with the low yields I got. I'm not sure if the awesome taste is worth the work.

Positive CaliforniaGuy On Aug 4, 2013, CaliforniaGuy from Lakewood, CA wrote:

I grew two plants for the first time this year. They looked half dead all season while other plants were thriving, but then they suddenly produced a crop of about 12 of some of the most complex tasting, cool looking (kind of ugly though) tomatoes I've grown. I will have to wait and see if it keeps going.

Neutral SLO_Garden On Oct 18, 2010, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

As my plant only produced a total of one tomato, I have to give Aunt Gertie's Gold a Neutral rating. However, it was one spectacular tomato! AGG is large with an outstanding, complex tomatoey flavor. I didn't get my one tomato until very late in the season (mid October!), but we had an unseasonably cool summer. Because it was so good, I'd try growing AGG again, though.

Positive passiflora_pink On Jul 9, 2009, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Delicious, beautiful pleated fruits. Highly recommended.

Positive Ozark On Aug 5, 2008, Ozark from Ozark, MO (Zone 6a) wrote:

Absolutely great tomato flavor. This variety wasn't very productive for me in this wet, rainy year - but the few tomatoes I got from it made it worthwhile. I'll be growing it again in hopes fruitset will be better in another, drier, year.

Positive aries44 On Jan 22, 2007, aries44 from Miami, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

At or near the top of my list for taste in an Orange/Gold. Very large, vigorous vines but not too prolific.

Positive Suze_ On Jun 10, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Best beefsteak type in the general yellow/gold/orange category I've tasted thus far. Bold flavor, great texture.

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

A favorite of Dr. Carolyn Male's. Her description: "Fruits variable in size, about 8-16 ounces, deep gold at maturity. They are not always blemish free, but this is one of the best tasting varieties I've experienced, regardless of color, just superb, rich, not overly sweet and juicy. Virginia heirloom. Seed came to Carolyn via the late, wonderful, Chuck Wyatt.


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

Pelham, Alabama
Lakewood, California
Mountain View, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Miami, Florida
Lewiston, Idaho
Ijamsville, Maryland
Ozark, Missouri
Felicity, Ohio
Wilsonville, Oregon
Leoma, Tennessee
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

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