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Golden Queen, USDA strain

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About Golden Queen, USDA strain

‘Golden Queen, USDA Strain’ is a very rare, old historic heirloom tomato (USDA strain NSL 27257). It was released in 1882 by Livingston under the name ‘Livingston’s Golden Queen’*.
Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce medium to large (4-12oz./100-350g or more), oblate, pale yellow fruit with pink blush at the blossom end when fully ripe. Robust, sweet, and fruity flavors, juicy flesh. Mid to late season, about 80-90 days to maturity.

Here is what the 1900 Livingston seed catalog says:
“Livingston’s Golden Queen. (introduced by us in 1882). “Queen of All the Yellows”, and a real good yellow sort of first-class quality. Its superior flavor has brought it into general favor as a table fruit. It is solid, always smooth, entirely free from ridges, large in size, ripens early, and is the most beautiful yellow variety ever sent out. The larger and riper fruits are sometimes tingled with red at the blossom end. None excel it for eating raw or slicing. The handsome golden-yellow slices make a beautiful contrast in a dish with red sorts. It has very little acid, and the quality is excellent. Makes handsome rich preserves. ”

Culinary Use
Slicer
Flavor Profile
Fruity / Sweet
Flesh Color
White
Fruit Color
White
Fruit Shape
Oblate
Fruit Size
Large / Medium
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Late / Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Species
Solanum lycopersicum
Variety
Heirloom

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