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Tomato 'Livingston's golden queen'   

Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Livingston's golden queen'), Livingston's golden queen is a variety of Tomato. 'Livingston's golden queen' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Coral pink.

Pale yellow medium-sized fruit that gets a slight pink blush at the blossom end when its ripe. Reportedly has a nice complex flavour that is uncharacteristic of many other yellow tomatoes.


Regular leafed plant, nice crack resistance.


There are two different types of this variety currently available. One is the natually bred progeny of the original plants that has been handed down generation by generation, which has slowly lost it’s flavor, and often the pink blush as well. The other variety is progeny from seed released from the USDA seed bank, also from the original plants progeny, but with the original flavor and pink blush. When seed saving, only save seeds from those tomatoes that breed true to the original description set my A. W. Livingston.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Livingston's golden queen is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

United States is believed to be where Livingston's golden queen originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Livingston's golden queen Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow Livingston's golden queen

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Will need a trellis.

Livingston's golden queen likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Livingston's golden queen 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. Planting Livingston's golden queen in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Livingston's golden queen from seed

Start indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Livingston's golden queen about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Livingston's golden queen

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high. Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong root growth.

As Livingston's golden queen is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Livingston's golden queen

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

Livingston's golden queen folklore & trivia

Hybridized by A. W. Livingston; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1882

Other Names for Tomato 'Livingston's golden queen'

Golden queen, NSL 27257

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