Wisconsin 55 Gold

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Wisconsin 55 Gold
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color golden
Fruit shape round
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA

B.C KO T

Indet., regular leaf, the 1st fruit was huge, almost 1 lb, but the subsequent fruits were a bit smaller, 8-12 oz. Firm and juicy flesh and very good flavor.

Seed source:

1. Patty Brown, Ohio 07
2. WI LO M 04 (Martin Longseth, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin) / Alison Stewart, California

Year grown: 2011 (#1, #2 - crop failure), 2012 (#1,2)

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


History

  • A gold fruited sport of Wisconsin 55, found in 1953-54 and maitained for a half a century by Dr. Raabe, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley. Surprisingly for Dr. Raabe, one of his students and SSE member, Alison Stewart (CA ST A), expressed an interest in the variety and asked for seeds. Alison grew it out and shared the seed with several GardenWeb members in the early-mid 2000s.
  • Introduced in SSE 2007 Yearbook by Martin Longseth (WI LO M), Alison Stewart (CA ST A), and Bill Jeffers (IN JE B).

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