Paul Robeson

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Paul Robeson
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black
Fruit shape oblate, beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Paul Robeson - ripe fruit. 2012-09-11.

B.C KO T

Midseason, indet., regular leaf, high yield of brown/black beefsteaks, 8-18 oz, some minor radial cracking. Excellent flavor. (limited, 15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Peter Gallant, Prince Edward Island, Canada 04
2. Fedco Seeds 13

Year grown: 2006(1), 2012(1)

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


IL LO N

80 days, indet., regular leaf, 4-10 oz, black-purple fruit with good taste, fair yield.
Source 
a CV

Location: Oblong, Ilinois


TX GU R

70 days, indet., regular leaf, greenish red-brown fruits, 6-24 oz, very good flavor.
Source 
 ?

Location: Pasadena, Texas


History

  • Russian heirloom which was made available by Marina Danilenko, a Moscow seedswoman.
  • This tomato was named after Paul Robeson, an African-American singer and actor and a political activist for the Civil Rights Movement. Because of his affiliation with Communism and anti-US beliefs, Paul Robeson was very popular with the Communist government in the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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