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Maturity early
Growth habit det., dwarf
Leaf type rugose, regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type commercial heirloom
Country USA


55 days, compact det. plants with regular foliage, produces a heavy load of small red fruit very early in the season. All fruits ripen at once, and after that the plant will set fruit again. Fruits are mostly round, 1-2 oz, some are slightly oval or strawberry shape. Mild acidic flavor. Some fruits have seed cavities only partially filled with gel/seeds.

Seed source:

Sand Hill Preservation Center 05 / CV Mountain Seed 78

Year grown: 2009

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


  • Developed by Dr. Art Boe at the University of Idaho and introduced commercially in 1978.
  • Introduced in Seed Savers Yearbook by Glenn Drowns of Iowa back in the 1980s.
  • PI 645404. Donated in 1980 from Idaho, United Sates.
  • USDA Description: Ultra-early, compact, determinate, smooth fruit, resistant or tolerant to curly top virus. HortScience 13(2):200, 1978 Has concen. fruit set. The plant has a dwarf growth habit and coarse dark green foliage. The plant averages 25 cm tall with a dark red, smooth and 4-6 cm in diam. Each plant yields many fruits which ripen over a 20-30 days period. Suited for use in salads and home processing. Resist/tol. to curly top virus.

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