Rose De Berne

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Rose De Berne
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country France
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Rose De Berne. 2006-09-09.


80 days, indet., regular leaf, medium-large perfect round oblate dark pink fruits, very pretty and blemish free, 6-8, but we had a fruit reaching 19 oz! Very juicy, thin skin, very good flavor.

Seed source:

Peter Gallant, Prince Edward Island, Canada 05

Year grown: 2006, 2015

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


A.k.a. Rose of Berne. Large vines need caging or staking, 62 days, good production of 4-6 oz round deep rose pink juicy fruit that are free of any blemishes. Highly recommended - this is one that I will grow regularly for comparing against the flavor of my “experimental” varieties. The size of fruit I obtain (and that described by numerous sources, typically described as being in the 6-8 oz range) are significantly smaller than what Tatiana reports.

Seed source:

Terroir Seeds

Year grown: 2006

Location: Augusta, Michigan


80 days, indet., regular leaf, 6-8 oz, nice flavor, good production, Switzerland.

Seed source:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Year grown:

Location: Pasadena, Texas


  • French Heirloom. Some sources indicate that it is from Switzerland, probably because Bern (or Berne, to use the French spelling) is the capital city of Switzerland. There is an apple variety from Switzerland called "Rose de Berne", and this variety is known in France. Some may speculate that this is where the tomato name came from, as it resembles the apple in shape and color.
  • Nine commercial sources were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.

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