Big Rainbow Tomato Seeds

(P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Item #05430-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

Massive 2-pound tomatoes

Days to Maturity: 90 from transplant

Indeterminate

A joy to grow as well as to eat, this exciting heirloom is over the top in color, size, vigor, and flavor. When you want a really exceptional tomato, choose Big Rainbow.

The fruit eventually reaches about 2 pounds (yes, that's POUNDS), but when young it is striped like an upside-down traffic signal—green shoulders, yellow belly, and red underside and blossom scar. As it matures, the green disappears and the red flushes upward through the yellow, until the ripened tomato is a rich gold with heavy red striping. Cut it open and this play of colors continues, for unparalleled plate appeal.

You might think that in order to set such giant fruit, the indeterminate vine would have to be stripped of many buds or young fruit, but this is not the case. Not only does it set a generous crop of fruit, it keeps bearing right up until frost in many regions. Find a very sturdy support for this tomato—it's going to tip the scales when in full fruit.

This vine is resistant to foliar diseases, making it an excellent choice for humid or rainy climates, crowded veggie patches where air circulation may be poor, and any garden where overhead watering is used. You will appreciate its lush greenery, especially compared to some of the more modern hybrid types you may also have in the garden. Big Rainbow is out to perform.

These tomatoes have no green shoulders, little catfacing, and more flavor than you could possibly expect. Like many heirlooms, its flavor is rich and intense, but Big Rainbow seems particularly dense in taste, as if all the colors were accompanied by their own specific flavors. An exciting eating experience for folks raised on the supermarket tomato, even longtime growers of heirloom types are surprised and delighted by Big Rainbow's parade of flavors.

Start seeds indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant outdoors when danger of frost is past and night temperatures consistently remain above 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If an unexpected late frost is forecasted, protect young plants with plastic sheeting or other cover. Set plants 2 to 2½ feet apart.

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Genus Lycopersicon
Species esculentum
Variety Big Rainbow
Item Form (P) Pkt of 30 seeds
Tomato Fruit Set Indeterminate
Days to Maturity 90
Fruit Color Gold
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 30
Additional Characteristics Edible, Heirloom, Season Extenders
Harvest Season Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Fall, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Bacterial Leaf Spot, Bacterial Speck, Botrytis, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Septoria (Leafspot)
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 25, 2019

Amazing!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite tricolored tomatoes and I tend to lean towards them as they're lower in acid than the regular ones and again would rather grow them from seed in the ground myself in mid Spring before they usually go into the ground. Things were a bit delayed this year due to it being to cold and wet to grow much of anything through to the end of may and that's really late for us here in "deep" South Amherst in the heart of western Mass.! Usually I can sow them as early as the start to mid May and not worry about things, but this year it got hot in a hurry last month! It's for the most part remained hot and we're hoping for it to go through to September and not get wet or cool down to much for production.

Upsidedownbird from MA
December 27, 2013

BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE INSIDE

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

It takes a long time to grow the fruit. Fruit is large size but my plant was not very prolific. I think it got a late start getting transplanted and then only grew one tomato at a time per vine. However we were pleasantly surprised to cut open a yellow tomato to find pretty red marbling in the center of the heirloom slices. I have other more prolific yellow heirloom tomatoes but like this one for the bi-color interior. It kept about a week on the counter to fully ripen.

Sylvester017 from CA
December 27, 2011

Love it!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

this is one of my favorite heirloom tomatoes to grow. i grow this one Every year, its a late season harvest but well worth the wait and weight! :) i like this along with Giant pink belgium, and a non heirloom a big roma- Big Mamma.

Gail Hengen from ID

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