One of the oldest heirlooms, it produces very large, 1-2 lb, slightly ribbed, reddish pink fruit with that wonderful classic, rich and complex tomato flavor. Production is very good. No wonder people have continued to save the seeds from this classic. The name probably came from seeing the green stripes on the unripe fruit making them look somewhat like a watermelon. Real interesting to watch grow.


From Tatiana’s TOMATObase

Heirloom tomato tracing back to the 19th century; it is over 100 years old. According to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds seed catalog, it was introduced commercially in 1958 by Glecklers Seedsmen of Metamora, Ohio, and was collected from West Virginia, where it had been grown for almost 100 years by a few mountain families.

Color: Pink
Shape: Beefsteak
Maturity: 75-85 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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