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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type canner, paste, cooking
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Italy, Canada
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Provenzano (2) - sliced. 2015-09-01.


Indet., regular leaf plants, Very large red hearts, 10-16 oz. Excellent rich flavor, few seeds. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R) 07 / M. Hartmann, Germany (germination failure)
2. Stevens House Garden 09 / Charles Bowler of Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN BO C) 04 / Jean Dakin, Parson, British Columbia, Canada 03

Year grown: 2009*(2), 2015(2)

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


85 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a fair yield of 1-1.5 lb red heart shaped fruit with excellent flavor.

Seed source:

Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 04 / Jean Dakin, Parson, BC, Canada 2003

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


80 days, indet., regular leaf, very good yield of excellent tasting red heart shaped fruit to 2 lbs.

Seed source:

Manfred Hartmann, Germany

Year grown: 2006

Location: Pasadena, Texas


heart shaped red tomato, very late, indet.

Seed source:

Tatiana Kouchnareva, Anmore, BC (B.C KO T) 09

Year grown: 2011, 2012

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany


  • An old Italian variety.
  • It originally came from an octogenarian Italian-Canadian, Emelio Provenzano, who may have brought it from Italy (he doesn't remember clearly) and has been grown/selected for the northern British Columbia climate for decades.

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