Blaby Special

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Blaby Special
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country England
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Blaby Special - sliced fruit. 2014-09-01.


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!

Seed source:

1. Blue Lytes, Washington 08
2. David Lemasters, Pennsylvania 08

Year grown: 2014(2)

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


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.

Seed source:

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.

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