Grandfather Ashlock

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Grandfather Ashlock
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country USA

B.C KO T

80-85 days, indet., potato leaf, 10-24 oz pink beefsteak fruit, excellent balanced flavor, moderately juicy, very good smooth texture. Some yellow shoulders and core in early fruits, but this problem goes away as the season progresses. Some growers reported fruits up to 3 lb each, but I have yet to see such a large fruit. Very productive.

Seed source:

Adam Floro, Marion, Illinois 05

Year grown: 2005, 2009

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


MI FL J

Large vines need caging or staking, 76 days, moderate producer of 6-12 oz (for me; some report up to 1.5-lb fruits) rich pink fruits, sometimes with yellow shoulders, with very good flavor. I am not aware of any current commercial sources for this variety.
Source 
NC LE C (Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina) / Carl Ashlock, North Carolina 06

Year: 2005

Location: Augusta, Michigan


IL LO N

85 days, indet., potato leaf, fair yield of 10-16 oz pink beefsteak fruit, very good flavor, family heirloom of Carl Ashlock of North Carolina.
Source 
Adam Floro, Marion, Illinois 05

Year: 2006

Location: Oblong, Illinois


TX AN S

85 days, indet., potato leaf plants, 10-16 oz pink beefsteak fruit with some larger fruits, excellent flavor. Family heirloom of Carl Ashlock, developed by his grandfather in Eastern Kentucky in the 1920s, kept and grown by Carl's father, and then Carl.
Source 
Carl Ashlock, North Carolina 06

Year: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


TX GU R

80 days, indet., potato leaf, excellent yield of great tasting 1-1.5 lb pink beefsteaks.
Source 
 ?

Location: Pasadena, Texas


History

  • Family heirloom grown by three generations of the Carl Ashlock family of NC. It was developed by Carl's grandfather, Thomas George Ashlock, in eastern Kentucky, and dates to the 1920s.
  • Carl Ashlock gave seeds to Craig LeHouiller (NC LE C), who introduced the variety to the public.
  • First introduced to SSE in 2006 by Neil Lockhart, who obtained the seed from Adam Floro of Marion, Illinois in 2005. (?)



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