Goose Creek

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Goose Creek
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape globe, round, oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, family heirloom
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Goose Creek - ripe fruit. 2013-09-14.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Fruits are pink, round and oblate, smooth and blemish-free, very juicy, 4-10 oz. Very good full flavor. Midseason.

Seed source:

Michael Johnson, UK 07

Year grown: 2013

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


75 days, indet., regular leaf, excellent production of great tasting 6-8 oz red fruit with few seeds.

Seed source:


Year grown:

Location: Pasadena, Texas


  • An heirloom from the early 1800s, from the family of edible landscape expert, Jimmy Williams, owner of Hayground Organic Gardening in California. The story says that the seeds have been passed down through generations since the 1800's when Jimmy's great-great grandmother, a young Caribbean slave, smuggled them with her aboard ship that docked at Charleston near Goose Creek, South Carolina. Jimmy's grandmother, Elouise Watson, shared this precious heirloom with him in the 1950-60s.
  • There is some controversy about the origins/dating of this tomato, as tomato experts know that there were no 'smooth' tomatoes available in the early 1800s.
  • There was also a lot of controversy about the fruit color, whether it is supposed to be red or pink, and the conclusion was that it should be pink.

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