West Virginia Straw

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West Virginia Straw
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom
Country Germany, USA

B.C KO T

indet., potato leaf, good yield of large pink irregularly shaped beefsteaks with meaty flesh and excellent balanced and sweetish flavor. Very few seeds. One of my favorite tomatoes in 2011. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Doug Zuknick, West Virginia 07
2. Kath Weidemoyer, Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania 12 / Marianna's Heirloom Seeds 10

Year grown: 2011 (#1), 2012 (#2)

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


IL LO N

90 days, indet., potato leaf plant with good yield of 0.75-1 lb pink beefsteak fruit, very good flavor.
Source 
WI MI B 96 (Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin) / AZ BU C / Template:OH NI T

Location: Oblong, Illinois


MI FL J

Large vines that need caging or staking, 71 days, large (up to 1 lb.) pink beefsteaks with delicious rich flavor and creamy texture, wonderful variety, highly recommended.
Source 
Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 1995 / AZ BU C / OH NI T

Year: 2008

Location: Augusta, Michigan


History

  • According to the SSE member OH NI T, this tomato is said to be from Clarence Gumm whose father got it from Mr. Straw who lived in West Virginia and brought it back from Germany in World War I.
  • Listed in the SSE Yearbooks since the early 1980s.
  • SSE TOMATO 245.
  • This tomato variety is listed in both PINK and RED sections of the SSE Yearbooks, but the true fruit color is pink (clear epidermis).

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