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Tomato 'White Queen'  

Solanum lycopersicum

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'White Queen' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'White Queen' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Light goldenrod yellow.

Beefsteak type white tomato, with a very uniform shape with only a little ribbing at the shoulders. Later season variety, some fruit will have a slight pink blush at the blossom end. Fruit weighs approximately 8-12oz, and are very juicy and sweet. Crack resistant. Regular leaf.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. White Queen is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where White Queen originates from.

White Queen Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about White Queen have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow White Queen

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that White Queen is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with White Queen are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 7.5 as White Queen likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing White Queen from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) between Tomato plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing White Queen about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting White Queen

Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as White Queen is a tender plant.

Harvesting White Queen

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

White Queen folklore & trivia

Usually thought to be the whitest of the white tomatoes. Introduced in 1941 by the Earl May Seed Co.

Latest Tomato 'White Queen' Reviews

  • Most prolific tomato for me in 2011. Beautiful to look at. Mild, sweet & tasty. Great texture. Very juicy. Enjoyed this one a lot & will grow again. really 3.5 stars

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