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Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum '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: Giant Belgium
Additional cultivar information:(aka Belgian Giant)
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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Usage:

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Regional

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

Thomasville, Alabama

Sierra Vista, Arizona

Yellville, Arkansas

Menifee, California

Miami, Florida

Panama City, Florida

Carmel, Indiana

Omaha, Nebraska

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tooele, Utah

West Jordan, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
positives
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 31, 2012, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Giant Belgium is my favorite tomato. After trying several different slicing varieties, this is the only one I grow. It has the most delicious blend of rich, heirloom tomato flavor and sweetness that I've found. They're beautiful, meaty slicers, with very few seeds and gel. There's no harsh, acidic tang with this tomato and no mushy, mealiness. The plants were healthy and disease free. I purchased my seeds from Gleckler Seedmen,

Positive

On Mar 5, 2012, lindypuddin from stony mountain, MB (Zone 3a) wrote:

started these late march 2011 and planted out in my garden
full sun late may zone 3a. a very large producer of thin-skinned sweet pinkish-red tomatos. found it difficult to stake as the plants and tomatos just kept getting bigger !!

large plants med. leaf cover
huge tomatos, some of the biggest i've grown in 32 years
i've heard this tomato was used for wine making.
made wonderful stewed tomatos
give it lots of room !!!
mulch well, don't water foliage

Positive

On Oct 13, 2011, HarmonyGardener from Tooele, UT wrote:

Got a "freebie" plant from my neighbor... it did very well! No blemishes on the fruit and great size. I canned some and one quart was filled by just two of these monsters! I saved seeds and will grow them again. They were also the chickens' favorite. grrr....

Neutral

On Jan 21, 2009, lssfishhunter from Jonesville, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I don't like sweet tomatoes so this one falls in the category of 'wasted space.' The production is not good and the tomatoes are really sweet.

Positive

On Aug 14, 2007, davedigsdirt from Yellville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

My first year with this one and I am very, very impressed. 10 foot tall, indeterminate, blight- resistant plants with very large pink fruit and a great taste (meaty, few seeds, on the sweet side). Despite the late season heat it has double cropped for me with the early fruit sets exceeding 1 to 1 1/2 lb. each - sandwich-sized slabs. The second flush of fruit are smaller (12-14 oz. each) but just as tasty. It is prone to some minor cat-facing on the largest fruit but no other blemishes. It will be back in our garden next year!!

Neutral

On Mar 28, 2005, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

".....solid red tomatoes can reach 5 lbs, with most coming in at just under 2 pounds. Huge yields. Heirloom."

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