Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Big Rainbow') in the Tomatoes Database

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Botanical names:
Solanum lycopersicum Accepted
Lycopersicon lycopersicum Synonym

Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Bi-color
Flesh Color: Bi-color
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: 14 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 7 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Late
Country: USA

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Mar 7, 2014 12:20 PM

Big Rainbow performed the best of the bicolors that I trialed in the 90's. Does not have much in the way of disease resistance, but is a vigorous plant. Taste and texture are acceptable. Lot better than Mr Stripey.

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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Oct 3, 2017 5:43 PM

Huge bicolor fruits! One slice is perfect for even larger slices of bread. Very meaty and juicy. I recommend leaving them on the vine until more red color shows for best flavor. If you do, best to use them within a day or so.

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