Basinga Yellow Tomato: Plant Profile and Growing Tips

The Basinga tomato is an old heirloom from unknown origins. It produces average 6 – 8 oz pale lemon colored fruits with a tinge of pink near the blossom end.

On rare occasions that tomatoes have been recorded as being up to a pound. It is a beefsteak style tomato that is 3 – 4 inches round and somewhat heart shaped. The flavor is sweet and relatively mild, sometimes a tad tangy.

Most “yellow” beefsteak varieties do not retain their yellow color when fully ripe, basinga is an exception to this rule

Start seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Maturity at 75 – 80 days from transplant.
Germination from seed 7 – 14 days.
Average Plant Height – 3.5 – 5.5 ft.
Spacing – 24-36 in.
Fruit Weight 8 – 12 oz.
Open-pollinated – Self pollinating.
Full sun.
Hardiness zones 3 – 14
Slightly Above Average Yields