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Tomato 'Goldman's Italian-American'

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: Goldman's Italian-American
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Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Growing Habit:

Indeterminate

Fruit Shape:

Pear

Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Red

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh, salad

Fresh, slicing

Canning

Drying

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:

Brea, California

Menifee, California

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Campbell Hall, New York

Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 10, 2011, GardenQuilts from Easton, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a prolific tomato growing on a large vine - the largest of the tomatoes grown this year in my small garden. I like the flavor and texture of the tomatoes - however, they are prone to cracking. Also, due to the odd shape, the bottoms ripen before the tops. If you wait too long, the bottoms may be over ripe before the tops turn red. I found that I had to cut more pith from these than other tomatoes. I prefer mortgage lifter to this one.

Positive

On Aug 10, 2010, cgiglio from Campbell Hall, NY wrote:

Growing this plant for the first time this year - Zone 6 NY. The plants are very sturdy with a lot of fruit. Each plant had one very large (over a pound) fruit and then several pear shaped 3 inch diameter fruits. Fresh eating they are sweet, but a bit bland. I will use them for sauces as they are very very meaty!

Neutral

On Feb 26, 2009, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Information only. I have not grown this plant.

Red pear shaped tomato. Heavy at the bottom. Great for paste. De hybridized from a tomato found in Italy years ago.

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