Mortgage Lifter, Radiator Charlie's

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Mortgage Lifter, Radiator Charlie's
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type
Country

B.C KO T

indet., regular leaf, large pink beefsteak fruit with excellent taste.

Seed source:

1. Territorial Seed Company 04
2. Burpee 04

Year grown: 2005, 2008

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


IL LO N

85 days, indet., regular foliage, 12 oz to 1 lb fruit, very good taste and yield.
Source 
UT DR S 95

Location: Oblong, Illinois


History

  • Heirloom from 1930s, said to be developed by a gardener Marshall Cletis Byles (simply known as Charlie or Radiator Charlie Byles) who crossed the 4 biggest varieties he knew, and created a variety that produced immense, tasty fruit. He paid off his mortgage by selling seedlings (or fruits, as some sources indicate).
  • A detailed story by Jeff MacCormack can be found here.
  • The parents of Mortgage Lifter are German Johnson, Beefsteak (a.k.a. Red Ponderosa, or Crimson Cushion), and some unknown English and Italian varieties.

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