Orange, beefsteak, heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.
Marizol Gold is another Orange, Round Beefsteak, similar in many aspects to Mandarin Cross but a little more red colour to the skin and red flecks in the flesh. We like the taste, its creamy and smooth.
It is said to originate from Germany but has been distributed around the US and Canada.
We have only grown this once (2014) when we only had a few, relatively small fruit compared to the much larger (1lb +) tomatoes that are documented on the web. However, this is probably because of the cooler and less sunny weather in the UK.
We grew it again in 2020. Despite problems with wilt and/or bacterial canker, it ripened and was fit to eat. Its the biggest tomato this year by far but many of the beefsteak are falling off before they are ripe and when I try to ripen them off the vine they go mouldy because of the damage caused when they fall.
I’ve picked a couple of fruit which have weighed in around 250g. The picture above doesn’t give credit to the fruit colour (its a stripy orange/yellow). I’m saving seeds but even from fruits of 250g, there are only ten or so seeds so its good value for flesh (and taste). However, after all the concern, it ripened nicely and was picked on the 14th September. Biggest tomato of the year.
- Fruit Type: Beefsteak
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: 5-8 ounce
- Fruit Colour: Orange
- Flesh Colour: Orange/Red
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Seed Type: Heritage
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe: Late
- Taste: Creamy & Smooth
- Fruit per Truss: 4-6
- Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Alternatives: Jubilee, Summer Cider, Mandarin Cross
- Our Source: Heritage Harvested Seeds