Solanum lycopersicum 'Gigantomo'
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Solanum lycopersicum 'Gigantomo' is the largest of the cultivated beefsteak tomato varieties. It produces fruit that can weigh up to 1.36kg each. They are very popular among home growers and a signature ingredient in many salads and dishes. Skin colour can range from pink-red to red. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Tomatoes will be ready to harvest within 65 - 80 days of sowing. Allow tomatoes to ripen on the vine and pick regularly.
Sow during Spring and Summer, spacing them 50-60 cm apart and 6-8mm deep. Germination takes 4-7 days. Transplant seedlings to a final spacing of 60-90 cm and add support structures (stake or trellis).
Tomatoes are heavy feeders and require well-fertilized soil. Rotate annually to prevent nutrient depletion of the soil.
Only suitable for a large pot (20 liters) and very tall sturdy support. This indeterminate variety will continue to grow and produce fruit throughout the growing season. Prune for best results.
Give high light conditions and warmth to thrive.
Mexico, North America.
Soil PH preference
Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant. It contains Vit A, B, C and K as well as minerals like potassium and Calsium.
The 'Beefsteak' tomato fruit is an excellent choice for slicing, soups, and sauces.
Common pests: Stink bugs, cutworms, tomato hornworms and tobacco hornworms, aphids, cabbage loopers, whiteflies, tomato fruitworms, flea beetles, red spider mite, slugs, and Colorado potato beetles. Common diseases: Mildew and blight, Tobacco mosaic virus, curly top