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Tomato, Gold Medal

Tomato, Gold Medal

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You know with a name like Gold Medal, it is going to be a winner.  This heirloom variety was first introduced in 1921 as "Ruby Gold" in John Lewis Child's catalog (he has been credited with founding the very first seed catalog in the US) but later renamed Gold Medal by Ben Quisenberry in his 1976 catalog.  

We first fell in love with the gorgeous color--a sunset orange with red marbling, looks good on the plant and also sliced up on a sandwich or burger.  The plants are abundant producers of very large, meaty, 1 lb+ fruits.  Gold Medal isn't just big and beautiful, she's also got an outstanding flavor, somewhat fruity.  Oooh imagine the gold medal tomato surrounded by Dark Opal Purple basil plants.  Check out our Instagram feed this summer as we will surely be showing it off!!  Truly a stunning fruit.  

Tomatoes love full sun and well-draining, fertile soil.  Plant the stem deep in the hole (we like to plant ours all the way up to the first set of bottom leaves!) as it makes for a stronger root system - plants will root along any part of the stem that touches the soil.  Amend with compost or worm castings and mulch to ensure good soil moisture for the growing season.  Can definitely be container grown but wherever you plant it, staking is a must!!  

  • Days to Maturity: 90
  • Type: Slicer / Beefsteak
  • Companion Plants: Basil, Borage, Cilantro, Marigolds, Peppers, Sunflowers
  • Open-Pollinated (OP), Heirloom, Indeterminate 
  • Plant Spacing: 12 - 24" 


Photo Credit: Uprising Seeds, Tomato Fest

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