- Very early, compact indet., potato leaf, 1-2 oz red small fruit with pointed end, excellent strong flavor, very sweet and juicy, absolutely fabulous extra early tomato.
- 1. Darrel Jones, Hamilton, AL 05 / NC LE C 04 (Craig LeHoullier, Raleigh, North Carolina)
- 2. Tomato Growers Supply 11
Year grown: 2005, 2006, 2011 (#2)
- Compact but highly branched plants with vines about 3 ft long, potato leaf, 54 days, good production of small (1-2 oz) round red fruit with very nice flavor. One of the best varieties I’ve found for growing in containers, but caging or staking is still recommended to manage the multiple branches the plant generates. Produces fruit from early in the season steadily until first frost.
- Craig LeHoullier of North Carolina
Year: 2005, 2006
Location: Augusta, Michigan
- 50-55 days, compact indet., potato leaf plant similar in habit to Matina or Stupice, good for container growing, small 2 oz round red fruit, great taste for such an early variety, sets very well in heat.
- Darrel Jones 06
Location: Bastrop, Texas
- What a delight. Lots of 4 oz red round fruit on a potato leaf plant. Indeterminate, it keeps adding blooms and fruit throughout the season. Compact plant that is easy to grow in containers. The best part is the taste. 8.5/10.
- Sue Bailey, Alaska 06
Year: 2009, 2011, 2012
Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
- 60 days, semi-det., potato leaf, produces a high yield over a long period of great tasting, 2-2.5" round red fruit.
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- 68 days, semi-determinate, potato leaf. Good production of round, red fruit approximately 40gr each. Mild flavour. Production really slowed down once the initial burst of fruit came out. 3.5lbs per plant.
- Seedy Saturday, Nelson, BC
Year grown: 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB.
- Original, correct name should be Kimberley, and not 'Kimberly'. Unfortunately too many sources, seed savers and commercial vendors, adopted 'Kimberly' name.
- Developed in the mid-1980's by John de Rocque of Kimberley, BC, Canada, supposedly from a Siberia x Tiny Tim cross, selected for earliness, hardiness, and quality. It has not been confirmed that Siberia and Tiny Tim were the real parents of Kimberly, and genetically it does not make much sense, two regular leaf and dwarf/determinate varieties are unlikely to produce a potato leaf indeterminate.
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Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Kimberley - green fruit. 2009-07-05.
Olena Tsygankova, Alberta. Kimberley - green fruit. 2012-07-25.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): Kimberley - green fruit. 2009-06-15.
Olena Tsygankova, Alberta. Kimberley - ripe fruit. 2012-08-12.
Olena Tsygankova, Alberta. Kimberley - sliced ripe fruit. 2012-08-12.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): Kimberley.
Jeff Fleming (MI FL J). Kimberley. 2005
|Fruit color||red +|
|Fruit shape||round +|
|Fruit size||small +|
|Fruit type||salad +|
|Growth habit||indet. +|
|Member||B.C KO T +, MI FL J +, TX AN S +, TN MA T + and TX GU R +|
|Member code||B.C GI K +|
|Variety type||open-pollinated +|
|Vendor||Tomato Growers Supply +, Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Gleckler Seedmen +, TomatoFest +, Sand Hill Preservation Center +, Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes of Airdrie + and Heirloom Tomatoes +|