Bill's Berkeley Pink

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Bill's Berkeley Pink
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink, black, purple, striped
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type unstable segregation line
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Bill's Berkeley Pink - ripe fruit. 2012-08-20.


indet., regular leaf, medium sized purple/black fruits with green stripes, similar in coloring to Pink Boar but slightly flattened and irregularly shaped just like Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink. It was clear by the end of the season that these are the same as Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink.

Seed source:

Bill W. Burkett, Dothan, Alabama 10

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2012

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


  • An Accidental cross, discovered by Bill Burkett of Dothan, Alabama among his Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink tomatoes, and it could be a result of some remaining instability of Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink. Fruits in F1 generation were smaller in size and pink without striping. Bill noted that it performed beautifully in the hot climate and was very productive.
  • Bill's growouts of F2 generation gave a variety of segregations - from cherry tomatoes or various sizes and colors to medium striped slicers similar to the original Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink, not the results he was hoping for, with an exception of 1 plant that produced the desired pink fruits without striping.
  • Bill Burkett shared some F2 seeds with Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) for trials, and unfortunately all the 4 plants in Tatiana's garden produced black/purple fruits with green stripes, as the original Berkeley Tie-Dye, Pink.


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Facts about Bill's Berkeley PinkRDF feed
CountryUSA +
Fruit colorpink +, black +, purple + and striped +
Fruit shapebeefsteak +
Fruit sizemedium +
Fruit typeslicer +
Growth habitindet. +
Leafregular +
Maturitymidseason +
MemberB.C KO T +
RelatedBerkeley Tie-Dye, Pink +
Variety typeunstable segregation line +
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