Limbaugh’s Legacy Potato Top
|Limbaugh’s Legacy Potato Top|
|Variety type||family heirloom, open-pollinated|
- Indet., potato leaf plants. Large and smooth pink beefsteaks shaped like Brandywine tomato. 8-16 oz. Meaty, with smooth texture and delicious flavor. (15 seeds / packet)
- Al Anderson of Troy, Ohio (OH AN A) 08
Year grown: 2014
- 95 days, indet., potato leaf plant, 1 lb fruit, good taste, good yield.
- Glenn Drowns of Calamus, Iowa (IA DR G) 94 / John P. Rahart of Saratoga, Wyoming (WY RA J) 83
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- 80-85 days, indet., potato leaf plants, 10-18 oz pink flattened globes, good flavor.
Year grown: 2007
Location: Bastrop, Texas
- A family heirloom that originated from Fred Limbaugh of Robinson, Pennsylvania. Fred's father and grandfather raised it in the 1930s.
- The original name of this tomato was Potato Top, but it was later renamed to Limbaugh’s Legacy Potato Top by Doug Oster to honor Fred Limbaugh after his death (February 2008).
- Doug Oster met Fred Limbaugh in 2000. Fred had been giving away the plants to friends and family for years, as he wanted to share this wonderful big pink meaty tomatoes, and of course he shared some plants with Doug.
- In the mid-2000s, Doug Oster continued Fred's project of spreading this tomato around, and he started giving away the seeds of 'Potato Top' with the condition that gardeners send him some seeds at the end of the season so he would have more the next year to keep the program going. Doug said he "wanted everyone to taste it and hoped that by sharing the seed, we could guarantee the survival of this tomato with potato-like foliage for a long time. Every year the project grew, expanding from Western Pennsylvania to other states and eventually to many other countries. One summer, I got 140,000 seeds back from readers all over the world."
- See detailed story at The Backyard Gardener: Gardener's legacy lives on in plants (March 01, 2008, by Doug Oster, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
- First offered in the Seed Savers 1993 Yearbook by John P. Rahart of Saratoga, Wyoming (WY RA J), listed as Pink Potato Top.
Also known as
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Limbaugh's Legacy Potato Top - flowers. 2014-06-17.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Limbaugh's Legacy Potato Top - green fruit. 2014-07-08.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Limbaugh's Legacy Potato Top - sliced fruit. 2014-09-16.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): Pink Potato Top - sliced fruit. 2007.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new||.||.|
|2014||Diane's Flower Seeds
|2013|| Delectation of Tomatoes - new
Knapp's Fresh Vegies
Sand Hill Preservation Center - sold out for 2013
|2011|| Knapp's Fresh Vegies (as Fred Limbaugh Potato Top)
Sand Hill Preservation Center - not available for 2011
|2010|| Knapp's Fresh Vegies - new (as Fred Limbaugh Potato Top)
|4 + 1 (as Limbaugh's Potato Top)||.|
|2009||TomatoFest - new||4||.|
|2007||Sand Hill Preservation Center||3||.|
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