Tomato Big Rainbow

Lycoperiscon esculentum

Botanical Name: Lycoperiscon esculentum 'Big Rainbow'

Height: 6-9 ft

Spacing: 24-36 in. Plants can be closer together.

Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep. Transplant outdoors after any chance of frost is past. When transplanting, set the plant deep, up to the first true leaves, by digging a deep hole or digging a trench and laying the plant on its side in the trench. The stem will

Spread: 2-4 ft

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fruit: Stunning shades of gold to scarlet and everything in between. Giant fruits up to 2 lbs. have a rich balance of acids and sugars giving it a true old-fashioned taste.

Days To Maturity: 90 days from transplanting into the garden

Form: Indeterminate (will grow and produce fruit until frost. These plants should be supported by stakes or tomato cages)

Flower Form: small yellow flowers

Soil Requirements: Well drained, humus enriched soil

Seed Count: Approx. 30 seeds per packet

Pruning: Prune by cutting out suckers (auxiliary shoots between the stems and the leaves) to produce larger fruit. Fruit also ripens earlier since the sun can reach it more easily.

Comments: A Giant colorful beauty (some claim the most beautiful tomato you can grow)- in rainbow shades of gold to scarlet and everything in-between. This heirloom variety has extreme taste.


1 - 300 cm
Soil type
Full sun