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" Beefstaek 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.
Hardiness zones 3 - 14
Slightly Above Average Yields