|Variety type||heirloom, open-pollinated|
- Indet., regular leaf. Red round and oblate fruits, some with ruffled shoulders. Very good full and rich tomato flavor. 6-13 oz.
- Dave Thompson, Southeast Michigan 09
Year grown: 2015
- Heirloom tomato from Greece, introduced by Gleckler Seedmen in 1958.
- Description from the 1958 Gleckler Seed Catalog:
- "A selected strain of this variety obtained from Greece. Mid-season maturity. Medium size vines, dense foliage and semi-sprawling in growth. Fruits average very large, heavy, solid-fleshed and without a core. Athens is the only extra large fruited variety we have ever seen having a notable absence of rough fruits, yet maturing a heavy yield of extra large, smooth, red fruits in mid-season. Flavor is mild and semi-acid. A most valuable strain for local markets or home gardeners who desire very large quality tomatoes."
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 303706. Donated to the USDA in 1965.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Gary Staley of Brandon, Florida (FL ST G) and Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T), seeds from USDA 1983 via Will Bonsall, Scatterseed Project, Farmington, Maine (ME BO W).
- It is now very rare and endangered.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - ripe fruit. 2015-08-11.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - ripe fruit. 2015-08-23.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - ripe. 2015-09-28.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - ripe. 2015-09-30.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - sliced fruit. 2015-08-11.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - sliced fruit. 2015-08-23.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - sliced. 2015-09-28.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Athens - sliced. 2015-09-30.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2016||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2011||Gleckler Seedmen - new||.||.|
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