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The Goliath heirloom tomato, not to be confused with the Goliath Hybrid variety, is a huge beefsteak type tomato. It may even be the largest known tomato!
This variety is aptly named. The Goliath variety bears giant fruit on a really large plant. The fruits have dark pink skin that is slightly ribbed, and solid interiors that have few seeds. The taste is very sweet yet has an acid component, making for really good flavor. Average fruit size is in the 1 to 2 pound range, but it is not unusual for tomatoes to become a humongous 3 pounds.
The Goliath heirloom tomato has been grown since the late 1800's.
The plant is an indeterminate (tall growing, continuous bearing) variety. It is a hardy plant and has good disease and crack resistance. It's also a prolific producer.
Growing tomatoes from seed is easy, which is good because Goliath tomato plant availability is spotty. Plant after all danger of frost has passed. You'll find the last frost dates for many cities in when to plant tomatoes.
Color: Dark Pink
Average Size: Very large, 1- to 2-pounds
Seed Type: Heirloom
Plant Characteristics: Indeterminate; regular leaf; high yield
Maturity: Late-season, 85 days after transplant