|Fruit color||white, yellow|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, heirloom|
- Seed Source
- Reimer Seeds
- indet., regular leaf, huge plant, large pale yellow beefsteaks, up to 1 lb, very juicy, mild flavor, medium yield.
- Seed Source
- 1. Reimer Seeds
- 2. Martin Longseth of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (WI LO M) 05|2005 (crop failure); 2008(2)}}
- 3. Peter Gallant, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 05 (0% germination, no seeds left)
- may not be an authentic Hugh's, as the fruit was more orange than pale yellow. 180-200 gr. Indet.
Year: 2007 / to try again 2009 (germination failure)/ 2011
- 85 days, indet., regular leaf plant with high yield of 1 lb pale yellow beefsteak fruit, good mild taste.
- Reimer Seeds / Glenn Drowns of Calamus, Iowa (IA DR G) 97
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- Large vines, need caging or staking. First maturity about 70 days. Plants provide a fair number of medium to large (7-18 oz) evenly ripened light yellow meaty fruit with a nice texture that some call “creamy” (it’s neither overly hard nor too soft). Ripe fruits often have a touch of red at the blossom end of the fruit. This is a long-time favorite variety of mine that always produces reasonably well and reliably gives very good rich, complex and balanced flavor.
Year: annually since 1998
Location: Augusta, Michigan
- Carolyn Male of Salem, new York (NY MA C) notes that according to Jeff McCormick, founder of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange ), this variety has been traced back to 1940 and is from Madison Co., IN. Craig LeHoullier (NC LE C) received the seeds from the originator, Archie Hook, of Indiana, with a letter indicating that he has been growing this variety since the 1940's and supplying his neighbors with seedlings of Hugh's that he grew in his greenhouse. We do not know how Mr. Hook came upon the variety, but it is similar in color to the old Burgess variety Colossal Yellow (Burgess was an Indiana seed company). In comparison, Hugh's is much more productive, uniform and tasty than Colossal Yellow from the USDA collection as grown by Craig; however, it could have been a superior selection from this variety that Mr. Hook developed and distributed. This is just speculation at this point.
- This is one of the 100 varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
- Seven commercial sources were noted for 2004 in Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's. 2008-05-25.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's - leaf. 2008-07-18.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's - flower. 2008-06-25
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's - baby fruit. 2008-07-28.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's - ripe fruit. 2008-10-02.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Hugh's - sliced fruit. 2008-10-02.
Jeff Fleming (MI FL J). Hugh's. 2005
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Hugh's (M. Hahm-Hartmann), more orange than yellow, and the fruit is much smaller than it should be.