Tomato 'Aunt Gertie's Gold'

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: Aunt Gertie's Gold
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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

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

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

Grand Mound, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


On Jul 9, 2009, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Delicious, beautiful pleated fruits. Highly recommended.


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.


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.


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.


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.