Grandpa Willie

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Grandpa Willie
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink, red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country USA

B.C KO T

Indet., potato leaf, large pink beefsteaks, 10-14 oz, very good balanced flavor. Although it is supposed to be red as Bill Malin described them, mine were definitely pink (clear skin), and my seeds came directly from Bill Malin. I am not sure if his seeds were crossed or mixed, or not stable from the get go, as I am not the only one reporting pink fruits.

Seed source:

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 plant, 8-14 oz pink beefsteak fruit, very good flavor, good yield.
Source 
Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 06 / Bill Malin, New Mexico

Year: 2007

Location: Oblong, Illinois


TX AN S

85-90 days, indet., potato leaf plants, 6-12 oz fruit, very good to excellent taste. Malin family heirloom.
Source 
Tom Micholas in New Jersey 06 / Bill Malin of New Mexico

Year: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


TX GU R

85 days, indet., potato leaf, red fruit to 1 lb., very productive.
Source 
T. Micholas / William Malin, New Mexico

Year: 2007

Location: Pasadena, Texas


History

  • Family heirloom from William Malin, Hillsboro, New Mexico. Mr. Malin shared his seeds with quite a few tomato growers in the mid-late 2000s. Bill Malin said that it is supposed to be red, but many folks who grew this variety from seeds received directly from Bill reported it to be pink.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A), who got it from William Malin.



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