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Large Red TOMATO 0.16 g

Retail Price: $2.75

85 days. (Indeterminate) [Original seed from the USDA. Historical notes and seed production by Hank and Linda Trent. Prior to the Civil War, one of the most commonly grown and best documented tomato varieties in the country. Listed in the 1843 Shaker seed catalog at New Lebanon, NY, the 'Large Red' tomato is vital for antebellum garden re-creations and historic farms. Fearing Burr in his 1865 book stated that: "From the time of the introduction of the tomato to its general use in this country, the 'Large Red' was almost the only kind cultivated, or even commonly known." The deep red fruits of 'Large Red' are heavily ribbed or lobed and flattened in shape and quite distinguished from modern tomatoes. Fruits typically measure 2" high X 4" wide. Flavor is sweet with a bit of tang and some flavor intricacy. Vines provide medium foliage cover. We introduced 'Large Red' for historical reasons, but we were surprised and pleased to find that during our 1996 trials it became a favorite of the chef of a Charlottesville, VA restaurant. Pkt.
  • Catalog #: 49183

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