Tomato Goose egg: reviews, photos, yield

There are so many varieties and hybrids of tomatoes that are currently offered for cultivation to gardeners that they are able to satisfy every taste and claim. There are varieties with a very unusual appearance that can show good results only in experienced hands. Others are quite suitable for beginners in gardening, who also live in regions that are not very suitable for growing tomatoes.

Tomato Goose egg, a description of the variety and characteristics of which you can find in this article, is just one of these tomatoes. This variety appeared relatively recently, but has already gained popularity among gardeners, thanks to many of its interesting qualities, including simplicity in cultivation.

Description of the variety

The name of this variety is figurative, memorable, and quite accurately describes the appearance of tomatoes. Still, sometimes it is precisely because of the zest in the name that the variety of certain tomatoes is remembered and retained for a long time, forcing a person to look for and buy the seeds of these, and not other tomatoes.

Tomato Goose Egg was born thanks to the efforts of Siberian breeders in 2010. True, until now, the variety has not been registered in the State Register of Russia.

Attention! On sale the seeds of this tomato can be found mainly in packaging from the agricultural firm "Siberian Garden".

The bushes of this tomato variety can be safely classified as indeterminate. They are distinguished by strong branching and good foliage. Tomatoes have significant vigor and can grow up to two meters in height. As a consequence, the garter, shaping and pinching for this tomato variety are absolutely essential. Although in the open field the bushes grow smaller in size than in greenhouses.

Tomato Goose Egg is equally well suited for growing in greenhouse conditions, and just in the open field. Moreover, good results when grown in open ground are obtained even in the Moscow region, in the Urals and in Siberia. Reviews of some gardeners indicate that the Goose Egg tomato showed even better results when grown in open-air beds than when grown in a greenhouse. In greenhouse conditions, it had the worst fruit setting and, as a result, lower yield.

The variety is characterized by complex clusters, in which from 4 to 8 fruits are formed. Typically, the lower clusters develop more tomatoes, from six to eight.

Important! A feature of the Goose Egg variety is the fact that there are fewer tomatoes in the upper clusters, but the size of the fruits themselves in them can be much larger, up to 300-350 grams.

Tomato Goose egg is medium early in terms of ripening. From full shoots to the appearance of the first ripe fruits, it takes about 100 days.

The yield is quite high and stable from year to year. It can be up to 7-8 kg of tomatoes per square meter. Usually there is a friendly return of the crop.

There is no official data from the manufacturer for this tomato variety on disease resistance. But reviews of buyers and those who planted this variety indicate that the Goose Egg tomato shows sufficient resistance to late blight and some viral diseases of tomatoes. Also bred specifically for the harsh Siberian conditions, it can withstand many adverse weather conditions.

Characteristics of tomatoes

Tomatoes of this variety have the following characteristics:

  • The shape of the tomatoes is well reflected in the name of the variety - they really do somewhat resemble a large egg. But the shape can vary somewhat depending on the growing conditions, and the surface of the skin can be either absolutely smooth or with significant folds at the base of the peduncle.
  • The fruits are initially green with a pronounced dark spot at the stalk. When ripe, they turn orange-red. The stain disappears completely.
  • Producers characterize these tomatoes with a high pulp density, but consumer opinions differ on this. Some agree with this assessment, while others believe that firm flesh cannot be called, especially when fully ripe.
  • The peel of tomatoes is very thin and can be easily removed from the fruit.
  • Tomatoes could be called cream, but they are much larger than regular cream. On average, the weight of the fruits is about 200 grams, but in the upper clusters the weight of many fruits reaches 300 grams. Therefore, the Goose Egg variety is often referred to even as large-fruited tomatoes.
  • Taste characteristics can be called good and excellent. Despite the fact that the manufacturer calls the tomatoes of this variety one of the best for pickling, they are quite good for fresh use in salads.
  • Due to its dense consistency and a significant amount of dry matter, the fruits of this varieties are suitable for drying, drying and freezing.
  • The safety and transportation of fruits is very high. Can be stored in cool conditions for up to 45 days.
  • Tomatoes ripen very well when harvested green. Although according to some reviews of gardeners, in a fully ripe form, tomatoes of this variety are not stored for as long as we would like.

Growing features

Tomato Goose egg, having an unusual shape, large size and good yield, is very unpretentious to growing conditions. Therefore, it can be an ideal choice for novice summer residents and gardeners. It can be sown for seedlings throughout March.

Advice! For cultivation in open ground, it is better to time the sowing to the second half of the month.

Otherwise, growing seedlings is no different from varieties of other tomatoes. For growing in open ground, you can form plants in three or four trunks, and in this case, plant no more than three bushes of this variety per square meter. When cultivating a tomato goose egg in a greenhouse, it is advisable to leave no more than one or two trunks during formation. You can plant it in a greenhouse a little thicker - up to 4-5 plants per square meter.

As mentioned above, the garter of the stems and even the fruits in the upper part of the bush is required, since the tomatoes can fall off when ripe due to the weight of their own weight.

The variety has a good reaction to feeding with complex mineral fertilizers, although the use of organic matter is also permissible.

Harvesting is already possible, starting in August, as a rule, tomatoes ripen quite amicably.

Reviews of gardeners

The reviews of those who grew the Goose Egg tomato are rather contradictory, although for the most part they are positive. Perhaps this is due to the still unsettled standards of the variety, or an ordinary re-grading.

Lydia, 37 years old, Altai region
This year I planted a Goose Egg for the first time, germination is good, I liked the tomatoes. They grew in open ground, very large in size, therefore, I do not know how they can be salted - after all, they will not fit into any jar. But thanks to their density, I cut them into pieces and made wonderful assorted salads with other vegetables.

Maria, 32 years old, Penza
Growing Goose Egg Tomatoes in the open field. Indeed, quite large tomatoes have grown, but I would not call them dense at all. The most ordinary tomatoes are not suitable for storage at all - they quickly deteriorate. They were good in salads, but I didn't like them at all for salting - they were soft.

Evgeniy, 39 years old, Chelyabinsk
Tomato Goose egg turns out to be tall, requires the obligatory formation and garter. It has a complex brush, in which up to 7-8 large fruits can ripen. The tomatoes are red in color, dense, resistant to cracking, but I didn't like their taste at all. He was somehow unsaturated, expected much more from him, judging by the reviews.

Raisa, 60 years old, Belgorod
I have been growing a Goose Egg for the second year in a row and am very pleased with these tomatoes. Universal in use - delicious in salads, and the juice from them is wonderful, and those fruits that are smaller are suitable for marinade jars. The only thing is that the skin cracked from the heat after the rains, but the same thing happened for other tomatoes. She led them in two stems, they react very well to the removal of stepchildren, they grow where necessary.

Tamara, 48 years old, Moscow region
I was advised to goose egg tomatoes as an ideal variety for harvesting. And I must say he did not disappoint me. The bush itself is high and the first brush is also formed high from the ground, so it is convenient to tie it up. The leaves are drooping, although the bush itself cannot be called frail. The tomatoes ripened right on the bushes - large and strong. Ripe fruits are easily peeled off. You can even cut into cubes - they completely retain their shape, do not flow. Very suitable for drying. In general, I will continue to plant.


Goose Egg Tomatoes are distinguished not only by their good taste and yield, but also by their unusual appearance. Rarely when carp tomatoes are so large. And their resistance to various weather conditions makes them ideal for beginners.

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