Roi Humbert

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Roi Humbert
Maturity late
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum, pear
Fruit size small
Fruit type canner, paste, cooking
Variety type heirloom
Country unknown


Compact det. plants with regular foliage, heavy fruit set quite early in the season. Small elongated red fruits, some with a small nipple at the blossom end. 1-3 oz, about 2.5-3" long. Fruits grow in clusters of 4-8. Most of the fruits ripen at the same time, which is very convenient for canning. Very good sweet flavor. A very good keeper. Fruits can be also picked green at the end of the season and ripened inside, they would still be of a very good quality. A great paste, cooking, or canning tomato.

Seed source:

Kristien Dhoor, Belgium 06

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2012

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


  • Very old variety, described in Vilmorin 1885.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1995 Yearbook by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B), who received seeds from Norbert Parreira, France in 1992.
  • SSE TOMATO 2042.

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2012 0 0
2011 TomatoFest (as Ethiopia Roi Humbort) 1 + 6 (as King Humbert 0
2010 TomatoFest (as Ethiopia Roi Humbort) 1 + 7 (as King Humbert) .
2009 TomatoFest (as Ethiopia Roi Humbort) 1 + 1 (as King Umberto) + 5 (as King Humbert) .
2008 TomatoFest (as Ethiopia Roi Humbort) 1 (as King Umberto) + 7 (as King Humbert) .
2007 2 (as King Umberto) + 9 (as King Humbert) .

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