Rufus Carrigan's Mexican Pink

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Rufus Carrigan's Mexican Pink
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Mexico
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Rufus Carrigan's Mexican Pink - sliced fruit. 2016-09-29.


Iindet., regular leaf, pink beefsteaks, 12-25 oz, excellent flavor, very few seeds. (12 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N) 06 / Steve Moser of Memphis, Tennessee 98

Year grown: 2006, 2015(crop failure), 2016

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


85 days, indet., regular leaf plant with high yield of 1-1.5 lb pink beefsteak with excellent flavor, kept since 1957 by a Mr. Carrigan who got seeds from a gardener in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Seed source:

Steve Moser of Memphis, Tennessee 98

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


90 days, indet., regular leaf foliage, moderate yield of 12 to 20 oz attractive pink beefsteaks with very good to excellent flavor, frequently with ruffled shoulders.

Seed source:

Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 07

Year grown: 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Steve Moser, Memphis, Tennessee (TN MO S).
  • This tomato had been maintained since 1957 by Mr. Carrigan who got seeds from someone in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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