Red Barn

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Red Barn
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Red Barn - ripe. 2015-09-28.


80-90 days, indet., regular leaf, large red flattened beefsteaks on healthy plants, 8-16 oz, outstanding flavor.

Seed source:

1. Linda Black, California 05 / Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N) 04 / Joe R. Cavanaugh of Delaware, New Jersey (NJ CA J) 99 (wrong seeds)
2. Neil Gillard of Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada (ONT GI N) 08 / Template:IN SP L

Year grown: 2006, 2013(1), 2015(2)

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


80 days, indet., regular leaf plant, good yield of 8-12 oz red fruit, good mild flavor.

Seed source:

Joe R. Cavanaugh of Delaware, New Jersey (NJ CA J) 99

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


Indeterminate, regular leaf, large beefsteaks. Big red tomatoes averaged over 1 lb and the fruit kept coming all the way to frost. Great tasting firm flesh with that "Old Fashioned" zing. Late season, 85 days.

Seed source:

Michael Johnson, UK 09

Year grown: 2010, 2011

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA


  • Bred by Joe Bratka's father. Joe found the seeds in glass jars in a tool shed on their/his property, could not germinate any of them, and sent seeds to Carolyn Male (NY MA C), who succeeded and shared this wonderful variety with other gardeners.

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