Lumpy Red

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Lumpy Red
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red, pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Lumpy Red (4) - sliced fruit. 2015-07-30.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Despite the name, fruits are smooth and pink (clear skin), 8-14 oz, meaty, with excellent flavor. We grew this variety from seeds received from three different sources, and all produced pink fruits, however, one source produced potato leaf plants. Looks like that the person who named this tomato did not differentiate between pink (clear skin) and red (yellow skin) fruits.

Seed source:

1. Heritage Harvest Seed 11
2. Peter Gallant, Prince Edward Island, Canada 07 / Gary Millwood, Kentucky (not true to type, PL)
3. Neil Gillard of Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada (ONT GI N) 14 / Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R) 06
4. Blue Ribbon Tomatoes 15

Year grown: 2014, 2015 (3, 4)

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


80-85 days, indet., regular leaf, 8-14 oz, very good to excellent flavor, moderate productivity. Sometimes lumpy irregular shapes and ruffling, hence the name.

Seed source:

Horace "Big Red" Boynton Jr. of Bethelridge, KY 06, and other various sources throughout the years.

Year grown: 2004, 2006, 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas


80 days, indet., regular leaf, 8-14 oz, very good flavor, productive, a favorite, from Kentucky.

Seed source:

Year grown:

Location: Pasadena, Texas


Lumpy Red is not really a lumpy tomato, but it is red at least. 8-12 oz mostly round, with a smooth tomato-y flavor ideal for salads. The skin is firmer than most heirlooms, making it a good keeper. This season was hot and dry, yet Lumpy Red just kept coming. 80 days to maturity.

Seed source:

Gary Millwood, Louisville, Kentucky

Year grown: 2008

Location: Sonora, Kentucky


  • A family heirloom from Clay City, Kentucky.
  • Austin Isaacs (KY IS A2) received seeds from Brook Elliot, Richmond, Kentucky in 2003, who collected them from an old woman in Corbin, Kentucky. The old lady said that it came from her grandmother in Clay City.

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