Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red
|Andrew Rahart's Jumbo Red|
|Variety type||family heirloom|
- Indet., regular leaf, red beefsteaks of irregular shape with very good, balanced flavor. 6-14 oz.
- 1. Reimer Seeds
- 2. Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 11 (1994 seed) / John P. Rahart of Saratoga, Wyoming (WY RA J)
- 3. Neil Gillard of Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada (ONT GI N) 09 / Sand Hill Preservation Center
Year grown: 2009 (1), 2011 (2, no germination)
- One of the best tomatoes that I have ever grown. The healthy plants produce heavy yields of deep red beefsteaks that average 1 lb. A great slicer that is very dense and meaty with exceptional taste and aroma. Excellent producer that we grow as a main crop tomato each year. Strongly recommended. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (80 days from transplant).
Location: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
- Large vines need caging or staking, 90 days to first maturity, moderate production of large (reportedly usually 1 lb or more) flattened or irregular shaped meaty bright red fruit with delicious full rich, balanced flavor. Fruit have thick skins and I have seen little cracking except in the wettest weather. In my experience the fruits have been a bit smaller (a bit less than 16 oz) than others report and they sometimes ripen unevenly and/or have green or yellowish shoulders, but the taste is great.
- Reimer Seeds / NC LE C (Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina) / CA CO A 89 (Alasdair Coyne of Ojai, California) / CA ES C 87 (Charles Estep of Riverside, California) / CA BL R 84 (Rose Blum of Los Angeles, California) / WY RA J (John P. Rahart of Saratoga, Wyoming) 83
Year: 2003, 2005
Location: Augusta, Michigan
- 85 days, indet., regular leaf plant, good yield of 1 lb, beefsteak fruit, very good taste.
- Reimer Seeds / WI MI B 96 (Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin) / NC LE C 92 (Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina) / CA CO A 89 (Alasdair Coyne of Ojai, California) / CA ES C 87 (Charles Estep of Riverside, California) / CA BL R 84 (Rose Blum of Los Angeles, California) / WY RA J (John P. Rahart of Saratoga, Wyoming) 83
Location: Oblong, Illinois
Year: 2009, 2011
Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany
- Said to be an heirloom from a family of Italian descent, who gave the seed to Andrew Rahart. Mr. Rahart was a collector of ethnic varieties who lived north of New York City. John Rahart of Wyoming (WY RA J) introduced this variety to SSE members in the early 1980s.
- One of the 100 varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
- 13 commercial sources noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red - ripe fruit. 2009-08-18
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red - sliced fruit. 2009-08-18.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red - sliced fruit. 2009-08-31.
Jeff Fleming (MI FL J). Andrew Rahart’s Jumbo Red. 2005.