Year: 2011, 2017
Seed Source: Plant Gene Resources Canada, accession no. CN639
2017 One of my earlier producers this year - first to set flowers and second to ripen. Did well with irregular moisture and high daytime and nighttime temps. No cracking or splitting. Some family that also grew this variety mentioned how amazing their harvests has been as well. 2011 Delicious and sweet fruit. Squat, flat shape with heavy pleating. Doesn't suffer at all when it's dried out, as it was in the driest part of my garden and suffered from irregular watering from time to time, but never cracked, and plant didn't suffer any stress. Even sets fruit at lower temperatures when the rest of my tomatoes were dropping their buds. If it gets too wet the plant does seem to abort fruit. A definite new favourite of mine!
Plant Growth Observations
Vine Growth Type: Determinate
Vine Growth Habit: Erect
Plant size: Medium (2.5ft - 3ft)
Leaf type: Regular
Leaf Coverage: Heavy
Maturity: Mid (75 days)
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Red
Fruit Shape: Oblate
Fruit Fasciation: Medium Fasciation
Fruit Firmness: Medium
Fruit Set: Excellent
Average Fruit Diameter: 3"
Average Fruit Length: 1.5"
Average Fruit Weight: 210g (7.5oz)
- Excellent in containers
- Will set fruit at lower temperatures
- Drought resistant
- Crack resistant, even with sporadic or little water.
- Donated to PGRC in 1975 by Gavin A Kemp of the Lethbridge Research Station (Alberta, Canada).
- Originally collected from Argentina in 1965.