Tomato King’s Gold


GENUS: Lycopersicon SPECIES: lycopersicum

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Heritage Status: NZ
Bio-Region of Origin: New Plymouth
Number of Seeds: 10

Description: Indeterminate. Sent to the Koanga Collection by H. Fryer of New Plymouth in 2009, this is one of our outstanding New Zealand heritage tomatoes. H Fryer told us “When I married 60 years ago, and was starting a garden, an elderly man (Frank King) in the office gave me some tomato plants, the seeds of which he had been saving for many years as the fruit was better than anything that you could buy locally. This I found to be quite true. The tomatoes are more Gold than yellow, and very flavoursome and the plants are sturdy and bear well, so I have saved the seed each year.”

Planting Instructions: Plant into trays late September and prick out when first leaves appear at 3cm diagonal spacing. Handle touching the leaves only. When leaves touch, transplant into 10cm deep pots or trays to 10cm diagonal spacing. When 10-15cm high transplant into garden 50cm spacings in rows. Two rows per 1m wide bed. Needs staking.