Delicious

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Tomato 'Delicious'. October 2014.
Tomato 'Delicious'. July 2014.

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2014

Accession: 17

Seed Source: Received from a private donor.

Comments:

2014 Thick walls, with dry firm flesh, and few seeds. Good for canning and preservation. Classic tomato flavour, nice acidity, although slightly blander than some other varieties. 6.7lb per plant.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Large (4.5ft).

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: 100 days

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Beefstake

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Moderate

Average Fruit Diameter: 4.5"

Average Fruit Length: 4.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 300g (10.5oz)

Other Observations

  • Blossoms drop at high temperatures.

History

  • Released by Burpee Seed Co. in 1964 after years of selection from 'Crimson Cushion'.