|Variety type||open-pollinated, heirloom|
- Indet., regular leaf. Red fruits are about 4 oz, very uniform in size and shape. Very good balanced flavor. Extremely productive, perfectly shaped, and blemish free. ideal tomato for organic farmers market!
- 1. Blue Lytes, Washington 08
- 2. David Lemasters, Pennsylvania 08
Year grown: 2014(2)
- 70-80 days, indet., regular leaf, 2-4 oz, just ripe or slightly under ripe fruit (1 or 2 days) have the best flavour. Hot weather makes them unpalatable if fully ripe.
- Russel Sharp
Year grown: 2007
Location: Wynndel, BC, Canada
- An heirloom tomato from England. It had been grown at Shoult's Farm in Blaby, Leicestershire from the turn of the 20th century until 1948. It was an extremely popular tomato and had high praise for its taste, when the farm closed the variety became extinct in cultivation and was considered lost. Seeds recently found at seed bank in The Netherlands, grown out and distributed by Russel Sharp of the Lancaster Environment Center.
- Introduced in SSE 2008 Yearbook by Neil Gillard, Ontario (ONT GI N) and Terry L. Raso of Wadsworth, Ohio (OH RA T).
- Introduced commercially in North America by Skyfire Garden Seeds in 2011.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - plant. 2014-06-19.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - flowers. 2014-06-19.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - ripe fruit. 2014-09-01.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - ripe fruit. 2014-09-07.
Dan and Val McMurray. Blaby Special - ripe fruit. 2007.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - sliced fruit. 2014-09-01.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - sliced fruit. 2014-09-07.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2013||Skyfire Garden Seeds||2||.|
|2011||Skyfire Garden Seeds - new||1||0|
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