Big Ben Red

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Big Ben Red
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type unknown
Country Germany
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Big Ben (R. Hoser) - ripe fruit. 2012-09-08.


Indet., regular leaf, high yields of medium sized red beefsteaks with ribbed shoulders. 6-10 oz. Very good balanced flavor.

Seed source:

Robert Hoser, Wolfratshausen, Germany 11

Year grown: 2012

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


  • Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) received wrong seed for Big Ben from Robert Hoser of Wolfratshausen, Germany in 2011. It was likely a seed mixup happened before Robert got his seeds, however, he did not pay a close attention to skin color and donated seeds to the IPK, labeling them 'Big Ben'. So it is very possible that the seed will find its way into gardeners hands, if it has not happened already.
  • Tatiana's note: To avoid a possible confusion with the real Big Ben tomato, I am calling this one Big Ben Red.

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