George Detsikas Italian Red

A beautiful old Italian heirloom with dark red, blemish free, heart shaped fruit. They can even be over a pound in size and are meaty with a flavor that is quite sweet and intense. Excellent for sauce making. Vines are very productive.


These had been grown for over 26 years by George Detsikas who had obtained them from an old Italian man who had brought them over from Italy. Tracey Mathesius of IL received seeds from Maureen Key-Del Duca of CO who received them directly from George‚Äôs daughter Kathy in Ontario. 

So the seeds went from Italy to Canada to the U.S. The journeys that seeds take are always interesting.

Color: Red
Shape: Beefsteak, Heart
Maturity: Mid
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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