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Tomato 'Great white'    

Solanum lycopersicum

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Great white is a variety of Tomato which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Great white'. 'Great white' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Painter yellow. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Ghost white and   Cream.

8-10oz creamy white to pale yellow beefsteak-type fruits on a regular leafed plant.
80-85 days.
Best eaten fresh, does not keep or preserve well. Low acid.
Fruit is smoother than most beefsteak varieties, and yields can be very high. Sweet fruity flavour, reminiscent (reportedly) of pineapple or guava.

Indeterminate, requires support. Great White has better heat tolerance than other white varieties, and may mature earlier than other white tomatoes. Resistance to cracking and sun scalding. Largest white tomato variety. Not compatible with container gardening.

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

United States is believed to be where Great white originates from.

Great white Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and 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 Great white have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Great white

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Great white likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Great white is generally regarded as a tender plant, 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. Great white needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Great white 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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 12°C / 54°F.

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

Transplanting Great white

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

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

Great white is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Great white

It can be hard to tell when this variety is ripe.

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Great white folklore & trivia

Developed by Gleckler’s Seedsmen from an Orange Oxheart mutation in the 1980’s.

Other Names for Tomato 'Great white'

Great white beefsteak

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