Martian Giant Tomato

Details

  • Open-Pollinated: ?
  • Type: ?
  • Shape: round beefsteak
  • Color: red with very faint strange striping
  • Maturity: 90-100 days
  • Size:
    • 10-16 oz tomatoes (per SoC website)
    • 7-12 oz tomatoes (per SoC seed packet)
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: “rich…perfect acid/sweet balance, making it an exceptional slicer”
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance: ?

Notes:

  • Seeds of Change developed this plant, and it was a favorite the first year I grew it. Large, meaty tomatoes, but low productivity. However, in the years since I haven’t been able to get them to produce like that again
  • 2014 was the last season I grew it – poor germination meant only one plant went in the ground; it bore one tiny tomato, so I didn’t bother saving the seed from it

Sources:

  • Seeds of Change no longer sells the seeds

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2005 SoC seed no records kept until 2010 2   Large   
2010 SoC seed  3/7 > 4/23 > 5/13 6 18″  78 days 25 7.7 lbs 5 oz  
2011 SoC seed 3/8 > 4/1 > 4/18 2 18×21″ 135 days 5 0.5 lb 1-2 oz  
2012 SoC seed 2/19 > 4/14 > 5/14 1 18×21″ 111 days 3 13 oz 3-5 oz wilt (V or F)
2014 SoC seed 3/9 > 4/15 > 5/8  1 24″ 86 days  1 1 oz 1 oz RKN dead 9/21

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