Little Lucky Heart
|Little Lucky Heart|
|Variety type||mystery heirloom, open-pollinated|
- Indet., potato leaf, 4-8 oz bi-color fruit, most of the fruits heart shaped but some are more round, yellow with pink blush starting from the blossom end, pink streaks inside, very good sweet flavor. (limited, 15 seeds / packet)
- Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany 05
Year grown: 2006, 2012
- Mysteriously appeared in the garden of Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany when growing out seeds sent to him by Craig LeHoullier of Little Lucky. Reinhart sent Craig seeds, and the heart shape carried through. The origin of the heart shape is either via mutation (less likely), or inclusion of pollen from nearby growing Ukrainian Heart or Yellow Oxheart (both in close proximity to the Brandywine which apparently crossed with Tad to provide the material from which Lucky Cross and Little Lucky originated). In returning to the F2 generation of the Brandywine cross, there are numerous striped and heart shaped segregates (and some were striped hearts!). So, the rare three way cross is the most likely explanation for the the heart shape appearing. Lucky indeed!
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Little Lucky Heart - ripe fruit. 2012-09-16.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Little Lucky Heart - ripe fruit. 2012-09-20.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Little Lucky Heart - sliced fruit. 2012-09-16.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Little Lucky Heart - sliced fruit. 2012-09-20.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Little Lucky Heart - sliced fruit. 2012-10-06.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2014||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
J&L Gardens Seed
|2013||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds
J&L Gardens Seed
Knapp's Fresh Vegies
|2011||Knapp's Fresh Vegies||3||1|
|2010||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - sold out for 2010
Knapp's Fresh Vegies - new
|2009||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||3||.|
|Country||USA, Germany +|
|Fruit color||bi-color +|
|Fruit shape||heart +|
|Fruit size||medium +|
|Fruit type||slicer +|
|Growth habit||indet. +|
|Member||B.C KO T +|
|Variety type||mystery heirloom + and open-pollinated +|
|Vendor||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, J&L Gardens Seed + and Knapp's Fresh Vegies +|