West Virginia 63
|West Virginia 63|
|Fruit shape||round, oblate|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, commercial heirloom|
- indet., regular leaf, bright red medium sized oblate fruit with slightly irregular shape. 4-11 oz. Excellent rich tomato flavor with some sweetness. Juicy.
- 1. Doug Zuknick, West Virginia 07
- 2. Martin Longseth of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (WI LO M) 07
- 3. Clayton Weaver, Washington 12
Year grown: 2011(1 - crop failure), 2015(2)
- 75 days, indet., regular leaf, red fruit, 8-12 oz, productive.
- from University Greenhouse
Year grown: 2007
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- SSE TOMATO 498.
- Developed at West Virginia University Agric. Exp. Station in the 1950s for disease resistance to Fusarium and Verticillium wilts as well as Early and late Blight.
- PI 645201. Donated to USDA in 1964 from West Virginia, USA.
- Parentage: Marglobe, Wisconsin 55, and PI 204976, as well as Rutgers, Southland, Urbana, and Campbell's 1491-E11
- USDA narrative:
- "Resistance to late blight, verticillium & fusarium wilt, vines are indeterminate, vigorous, fruits are medium to large, meaty, oblate to globe in shape, smooth, resist cracking. Gallegly, M.E. 1964. "West Virginia '63, A new home-garden tomato resistant to late blight." Science Serves Your Farm, West Va. Univ. AES Bul. 490, p.3,6,15-16."
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). West Virginia 63 - seedling. 2011-03-15.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): West Virginia 63 - green fruit. 2009-06-15.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). West Virginia 63 - ripe fruit. 2015-08-13.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). West Virginia 63 - sliced fruit. 2015-08-13.
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|2016||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2014||Southern Exposure Seed Exchange||.||.|
|2013|| Delectation of Tomatoes - new
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - new
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|2010||Southern Exposure Seed Exchange||1||.|
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