Gold Medal

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Gold Medal
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color bi-color
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Gold Medal - ripe fruit. 2016-09-10.


indet., regular leaf, large bi-colored beefsteaks with intensely sweet flavor. Excellent sweet taste. 6-16 oz. Small seed cavities, solid flesh. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Reimer Seeds
2. Martin Longseth of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (WI LO M) 11 (2006 seed)
3. Lurley Hernandez, Galena, Ohio 11 / Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 11
4. Kath Weidemoyer, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania 12 / "heirloomdaddy" at Tomatoville forum
5. Seed Savers Exchange 11
6. Kim Tephabock, Delaware 07 / David Lemasters, Pennsylvania

Year grown: 2011 (1), 2016(2, 5)

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


Large vines need caging or staking, 84 days, moderate production of 8-12 oz (and sometimes to 1 lb or more) yellow fruit heavily marbled with red inside and out, nice mildly sweet flavor.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Seed Savers Exchange

Year grown: 2001, 2005

Location: Augusta, Michigan


  • Introduced in 1976 by the late Ben Quisenberry, who renamed Ruby Gold tomato.
  • Five commercial sources noted for 2004 in Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition where it is stated that the variety “grows well in cool overnight temperatures”.
  • SSE TOMATO 333. Winner of 2008 SSE Tomato Tasting.


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