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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country France
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Joffre - sliced fruit. 2015-08-16.


Indet., regular leaf plants. 2-3 oz purple/black round fruit. Very good flavor.

Seed source:

Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N) 08 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) (SODC)

Year grown: 2015

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


75 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a high yield of 2-3 oz, black-purple fruit with green shoulders, good flavor, French var. named after a field marshall of World War I.

Seed source:

Luc Fichot, Belgium (BELG FI L) 01

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • French variety named after Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, who was a French general during World War I.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2002 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N), who received the seeds from Luc Fichot of Belgium in 2001.
  • SSE TOMATO 5282.
  • Introduced commercially by Marianna's Heirloom Seeds in 2012.

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