Golden Queen, USDA strain

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Golden Queen, USDA strain
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color yellow
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, commercial heirloom, historic
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Golden Queen USDA - ripe. 2015-09-13.


Mid to late season, indet., regular leaf, pale yellow round fruit with pink blush at the blossom end, 4-8 oz. Very good flavor.

Seed source:

Nancy Kirch of Binghamton, New York (NY KI N) 05/ Tomato Growers Supply

Year grown: 2006, 2015

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


very similar to the original Golden Queen, but with the red blush, regular leaf, indet.

Seed source:

M. Hahm-Hartmann

Year grown: 2006, 2011

Location: Germany


  • A very old historic heirloom hariety, USDA strain. NSL 27257.
  • 1882 Livingston release, a.k.a. Livingston's Golden Queen.
  • 1900 Livingston seed catalog says:
"Livingston's Golden Queen. (introduced by us in 1882). "Queen of All the Yellows", and a real good yellow sort of first-class quality. Its superior flavor has brought it into general favor as a table fruit. It is solid, always smooth, entirely free from ridges, large in size, ripens early, and is the most beautiful yellow variety ever sent out. The larger and riper fruits are sometimes tingled with red at the blossom end. None excel it for eating raw or slicing. The handsome golden-yellow slices make a beautiful contrast in a dish with red sorts. It has very little acid, and the quality is excellent. Makes handsome rich preserves. "

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