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Livingston's Golden Queen Tomato
Livingston's Golden Queen Tomato
Livingston's Golden Queen Tomato
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Golden Queen Certified Naturally Grown Seed Slow Food USA - Ark of Taste

78 days, indeterminate — Introduced in 1882.  The standard catalog description over the years claim have been fairly consistent. Characteristically described as the "Queen of all the Yellows," "Of superior flavor," "it is solid, always smooth, entirely free from ridges."5, 13   The fruits are early, a good size, beautiful and excellent for slicing.

Referring to the history of the 'Golden Queen,' in his own words in his book entitled "Livingston and the Tomato", he writes:
"In one of the county fairs which I often attended for the purpose of selling seeds, I saw a very pretty yellow tomato. As I was examining it closely, and admiring it, the owner saw fit to make a present of one of them, which I highly prized, and took special care to preserve, test and improve. I had it a number of years before I released it; but in 1882 I thought it advisable to give it a wider circulation, and so advertised it extensively under the above name."3
Several companies have sold yellow fruited tomatoes over the years calling them "Golden Queen." However, they are not true to Livingston's. Our seed was grown out from stock obtained from the National Seed Storage Lab and is true to the original documentation. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.

Although the name of this variety contains a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsman that originally released it.
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A wonderful tomato. Sweet and not acidy.
I grew this tomato in the summer of 2016. It is a wonderful tomato. Sweet and not acidy. It's wonderful just sliced as veggie side with summer hamburgers and lovely in garden salads. I start my plants in mid-February, so that they're a large size when I plant them in late May. It beats the 'tomato blight' that will occur toward mid August.
Reviewed by: Dawn Wing from NE Ohio-zone 5b. on 2/5/2017
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