Domingo Tomato

$4.25

  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Seed Packet contains approx 10 seeds.
  • Open Pollinated. Organically Grown

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Domingo Tomato

Domingo Tomato is a family legacy from Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy. Introduced in North America by Vincenzo Domingo. This beefsteak produces very large pink fruit 500g to 1kg (can exceed 2 kilograms). The very large fruits are usually deformed (My largest was a tick under 1kg).

Red flesh with very few seeds. The flavour is very pleasant and well balanced. Plant with great development, regular foliage and indetermiante growth. Stake very well to support fruits. Not very high yielding but given the size of fruits (produced 8 fruits of 400g to 1kg weights). Late ripening in cool climates but perfect as a who can grow the largest tomato competition variety.

Thanks to Sue Meese for providing the seed for this variety.

NOTE: In 2020, Dan Sutherland of Walla Walla Washington produced a certified new WORLD RECORD tomato weighing in at an astonishing 10.795 lbs (4.9kgs). Variety DOMINGO.

Hothouse 2023/24 growing: Planted 11/11/23, first ripe fruit 22/2/24, 103 days (Cool Climate).

When to Sow: Start on a heat mat ideally in late August to October (Cool Climate) and plant out after frost risk and soils around 10 deg at night (after 7 days consecutively).

Can start earlier if planting in a hothouse. 8 weeks on average from sowing to planting if using a heat-mat.

Cool Climate: mid JUL– NOV (Heat mat)

Temperate:  SEP – DEC

Sub – Tropical: MAR – DEC (Humidity induces disease)

Tropical: mid APR to JUL (Humidity induces disease)

  • Tomatoes enjoy lower humidity and 20-30 degree daytime temps and night times above 8 to 10 degrees. Plant out only after risk of frost (protect if late frost)

Spacing – 80-120cm, high yields when grown in a cage and allowed to do its thing.

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  • The wild ancestor of the tomato is native to western South America. These wild versions were the size of peas. Aztecs and other peoples in Mesoamerica were the first to have domesticated the fruit and used in their cooking.
  • The Spanish first introduced tomatoes to Europe, where they became used in Spanish food.
  • In France, Italy and northern Europe, the tomato was initially grown as an ornamental plant. It was regarded with suspicion as a food because botanists recognized it as a nightshade, a relative of the poisonous belladonna.
  • This was exacerbated by the interaction of the tomato’s acidic juice with pewter plates.
  • The leaves and immature fruit contains tomatine, which in large quantities would be toxic. However, the ripe fruit contains no tomatine
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