1884 Strawberry Wedge

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1884 Strawberry Wedge
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
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Seed source:

Carrie Jones of Covington, Washington (WA JO C) 09

Year grown:

Location: Zone 6b, PNW, Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland), BC, Canada (780 ft above sea level)


  • Discovered in 1994 by Darrell Merrell of Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK ME D) in his patch of 12 1884 tomato plants grown from seed purchased from The Tomato Seed Company (no longer in business). 3 plants were different and produced strawberry wedge-shaped fruits instead of expected beefsteaks, hence the name. Subsequent growouts showed that the off-type was stable.
  • It could have been that a few stray seed of a known heart-shaped variety that accidentally got mixed in, but it is impossible to prove it or dispute.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Darrell Merrell of Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK ME D).


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2011 3 0
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2007 3 .

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