***NEWS FLASH - the 10-pound barrier has finally been broken! On July 14, 2020, Dan Sutherland of Walla Walla Washington produced a certified new WORLD RECORD tomato weighing in at an astonishing 10.795 lbs.!! Variety DOMINGO. A photo of this beast can be viewed here:
(previous) NEWS FLASH - on September 20, 2020, Steve Marley (aka Porkchop) of Mohawk Valley, New York submitted a certified 9.65 lb. specimen of Domingo - a new WORLD RECORD!!! For more, watch this entertaining video:
and see documentation here:
The seeds I carry are close relatives of this remarkable specimen - Steve and I have been trading seeds for years. In fact for grow out in 2020, he generously shared a couple of seeds from this world record specimen - propagating those seeds is one of my highest priorities for 2020.
Amazing producer of extra large tomatoes, often 2+, up to 6+ lbs by elite growers. Larger specimens often result from multiple, tightly fused ovaries, so lobing is not as pronounced as in most other giant varieties. Red flesh and clear skin with a very pleasant, balanced flavor - very positive reviews from customers just about flavor, let alone size! Main picture is of a delicious 4.670 lb. specimen, which was the Utah State Record heaviest tomato for a few weeks. Large, healthy, indeterminate vines also produce surprisingly early for such a large-fruited variety - 71 days documented. A multi-generational family heirloom from Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy. Vincenzo Domingo, who introduced this variety to North America, has grown 4 tomatoes on a single truss with a total weight of around 20 lbs.! Sadly, Vincenzo passed away in Dec. 2014, but his tomato growing legacy continues with this variety. Source of seeds offered by Delectation of Tomatoes was directly from those produced by Vincenzo and generously shared by his daughter, Maria Cicciarella. Variety named by Dale Thurber of Delectation of Tomatoes with consultation and consent of Vincenzo and Maria.