Livingston's Favorite

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Livingston's Favorite
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, canner
Variety type commercial heirloom
Country USA

B.C KO T

Indet., regular leaf, medium slightly oblate red fruits with smooth shoulders and very good balanced flavor. 4-6 oz.

Seed source:

Geza Korbely, Hungary 05

Year grown: 2012

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


MI FL J

I have mistakenly been calling this variety by the name “Favorite” but the more correct name is Livingston’s Favorite. Large vines need caging or staking, good production of mostly 6-8 oz smooth round red fruits with very good flavor. Fruit generally do not crack even in wet weather. Originally bred for canning, the fruit endure handling and shipping well.
Source 
NC LE C (Craig LeHoullier, Raleigh, North Carolina)

Year: 2003, 2005

Location: Augusta Michigan


TX GU R

80 days, indet., 6-10 oz fruit, good tasting, good canner, good yield.
Source 
Sand Hill Preservation Center

Location: Pasadena, Texas


History

  • Introduced in 1883 by Livingston Seed Company.
  • The description from the 1900 Livingston's Seed Catalog says:
"The canners favorite and one of the best and largest perfect shaped Red Tomatoes in cultivation. Ripens evenly and early, holding its size to the end of the season; free from cracks, very prolific, good flavor, few seeds, flesh solid, bears shipping long distances. It is used extensively in the canning sections of Maryland, and has been generally grown for ears for canners' trade throughout the United States."
  • PI 636262. Donated to the USDA in 1963.
  • USDA narrative:
"F.W. Bolgiano & Co., Inc. 1942 catalog"

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