Big Rainbow Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum
Big Rainbow Tomato (indeterminate) 50 seeds HUGE Fruit heirloom garden vegetable.
  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Highly attractive, rainbow coloured skin
  • Rainbow coloured fruits
Climbing (indeterminate). A heirloom variety, which produces large, beefsteak fruit up to 10cm in diameter. Known to be one of the most beautiful varieties available, the fruit ripens to have rainbow-coloured skin of yellow, red and orange shades. Inside, the firm juicy flesh is marbled red and yellow, which makes it a striking addition to a platter or salad when sliced. The flavour is mild and sweet.

$2.75 inc GST

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Big Rainbow Tomato (indeterminate) 50 seeds HUGE Fruit heirloom garden vegetable.

  • Climbing (indeterminate)
  • Highly attractive, rainbow coloured skin
  • Rainbow coloured fruits

Climbing (indeterminate). A heirloom variety, which produces large, beefsteak fruit up to 10cm in diameter. Known to be one of the most beautiful varieties available, the fruit ripens to have rainbow-coloured skin of yellow, red and orange shades. Inside, the firm juicy flesh is marbled red and yellow, which makes it a striking addition to a platter or salad when sliced. The flavour is mild and sweet.

Description/Taste

Big Rainbow tomatoes are large, ribbed, beefsteak tomatoes that can weigh up to 1kg, and over 10 centimetres in diameter. The fruit ripens to have rainbow-colored skin, with yellow and orange in the middle, green shoulders, and red marbled streaks, particularly on the blossom end. The firm, juicy flesh is golden yellow-orange, often with a distinguished red splotch at the bottom. They offer a mild, sweet fruity flavour with a nice balance of acids and sugars. The sprawling vines of the Big Rainbow tomato plant can grow more than 2 metres. It is a late but heavy producer, and is recommended for staking in order to bear the weight of the massive fruits. Big Rainbow tomatoes are delicious for eating raw as they are low in acidity and sweet in flavour. Like other beefsteak tomatoes, they are an excellent choice for slicing, thanks to their large size and their firm flesh. Their unique colouring makes them stand out when sliced on fruit and vegetable platters, and they can also be added to sandwiches or salads. Big Rainbow tomatoes can also be enjoyed in many cooked dishes. Use them to make soups, sauces, stews, juice, paste, ketchup or chutney. Tomatoes pair especially well with fresh herbs and soft cheeses. Unripe tomatoes will ripen eventually if kept at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Once ripe, refrigeration can be used to prevent further ripening and slow the process of decay.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct or Seedling Trays
Planting Depth: 5mm
Germination: 5 to 10 days at 21-27ºC
Life Cycle: Annual Frost Tender
Plant Height: Indeterminate
Row Spacing: 60-70cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 90 days
Other: Plants need staking. Prune plants to two main stems. Keep well-watered. Pick when mature to encourage more fruit. To reduce the risk of disease do not water overhead. Rotate crops: do not plant in the same position two years in a row.
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