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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape round
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Canada
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Dufresne - sliced fruit. 2015-08-14.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Smooth medium sized fruits, very beautiful deep pink in color. 4-6 oz. Excellent sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Jeff Casey of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada 06 (germination failure)
2. Julien Schmit, Nancy, France 10 / Michele ? 09

Year grown: 2013(1 - germination failure), 2015(2)

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


67 days. We tried this one as it originated from our corner of the world. Very tasty fruits.

Seed source:

Firefox Seeds, Kingston, Ontario

Year grown: 2009

Location: A rooftop in Montreal, Quebec


  • Canadian heirloom tomato from the 1930s.
  • According to Seeds of Diversity, this variety was introduced by Fr. Armand Savignac CSV (1898-1994) who got the seed from Raymond Dufresne of Joliette in the 1930’s.
  • It was named after R. (Raymond or Roger) Dufresne of Joliette, PQ who, on his deathbed, asked his Catholic priest or 'father', Pere Savignac, to safekeep or act as guardian for this variety.
  • Someone later 'selected' for uniformity (see Dufresne 2), but both Dufresne and Dufresne 2 seems to be the same tomato.

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