Gold Medal Tomato
- 75-90 days. Indeterminate
- Exceptional flavor, sweet & succulent, this large bi-color slicer regularly weighs a full pound or more.
- Yellow fruits show ruby streaks and shoulders.
- Gold Medal Tomato was voted best tasting tomato at Lebanon, OR. tomato tasting. Seed Savers Exchange tasters said the same in 1988.
- Good producer. This was first introduced as Ruby Gold in 1921 and renamed Gold Medal by Ben Quisenberry in 1976.
Planting Directions: Plant seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in spring. Sow seed 1/2” deep in sterile starting soil, maintaining a soil temperature of 65° to 95°. Germinates in 6-10 days if soil is kept at 85°. When seedlings are 10 days old replant (if using seedling trays) into 2” or 4” pots. Transplant outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 70° in well drained soil enriched with organic matter or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plants 2’ to 3’ apart. Avoid high levels of nitrogen in the soil as this promotes vegetative growth and reduces yields. Water regularly during growing season and reduce or withhold water when tomatoes begin to ripen.