Grandpa Charlie

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Grandpa Charlie
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country Poland
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Grandpa Charlie (Bill Malin) - sliced fruit. 2012-09-28.

B.C KO T

Indet., potato leaf, smooth pink beefsteaks, 8-12 oz, meaty, with very good flavor. (limited, 15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Marjorie Holloway, Florida 07 / Victory Seed Company 06
2. Bill Malin, Hillsboro, New Mexico 07

Year grown: 2012

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


IL LO N

80 days, indet., potato leaf with a high yield of 10-14 oz pink beefsteak fruit, very good flavor.
Source 
NC LE C 05 (Craig LeHoullier, Raleigh, North Carolina)/ ? / NM MA B (Bill Malin of Hillsboro, New Mexico)

Location: Oblong, Illinois


TX GU R

75 days, indet., potato leaf, pink beefsteaks up to 1 lb.
Source
T. Mocholas

Year: 2007

Location: Pasadena, Texas


History

  • A family heirloom that came from Poland in 1904 to Scranton Pennsylvania with Bill Malin's mathernal grandfather, Charles Sokolowski. Named by Bill in his honor.
  • First offered commercially by Victory Seed Company in 2008.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2006 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N).



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Facts about Grandpa CharlieRDF feed
CountryPoland +
DescriptionIndet., potato leaf, smooth pink beefsteaks, 8-12 oz, meaty, with very good flavor. (limited, 15 seeds / packet)
Fruit colorpink +
Fruit shapebeefsteak +
Fruit sizelarge +
Fruit typeslicer +
Growth habitindet. +
Leafpotato +
Maturitymidseason +
MemberIL LO N + and TX GU R +
Member codeB.C KO T +
Seed source1. Marjorie Holloway, Florida 07 / Victory Seed Company 06
2. Bill Malin, Hillsboro, New Mexico 07
Variety typefamily heirloom +
VendorTatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Gleckler Seedmen +, Heritage Tomato Seed + and Double Helix Farms +
Year grown2012 +
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