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Solanum lycopersicum

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Golden Egg is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Golden Egg'. 'Golden Egg' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow.

Lemon-yellow oblong shaped fruit, rare open-pollinated cherry variety. About 1.5" long, sweet fruit, regular leafed plant. Fruit grows in clusters of 6-10.


Indeterminate, disease and crack resistant.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Golden Egg is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Mexico is believed to be where Golden Egg originates from.

Golden Egg 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 Golden Egg have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Golden Egg

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Golden Egg likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Golden Egg is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Golden Egg needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Golden Egg from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.60 feet (80.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.78 inches (2.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Golden Egg

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

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

Harvesting Golden Egg

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

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