Big Ben No.1

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Big Ben No.1
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Big Ben No.1 - ripe fruit. 2015-08-05.


Indet., regular leaf. 6-12 oz pink beefsteak. Excellent sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source: 13

Year grown: 2015

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


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  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2001 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), who received seed from Ben Quisenberry of Ohio (OH QU B).
  • SSE TOMATO 329.
  • Likely closely related to Big Ben. It is unclear how Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) got the different variants of Big Ben and labelled them No.1 and No.2. Descriptions seem to be very similar to Big Ben.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2016.


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