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Abraham Lincoln
Country USA  +
Description Indet., regular leaf plants. Medium round oblate beedsteaks with slightly ruffled shoulders. 6-9 oz. Very good old-fashioned flavor.
Fruit color red  +
Fruit shape globe  +
Fruit size medium  +
Fruit type slicer  +
Growth habit indet.  +
History * Developed and released by the Buckbee Se * Developed and released by the Buckbee Seed Company of Rockford, Illinois in 1923 (it was the feature variety on the cover of their 1923 seed catalog). It was distinct in two ways - it was a large fruited (fruit around one pound) red variety, unlike the other large tomatoes of that time, which were nearly exclusively pink; and it was described as having distinctly "bronze" colored foliage. * It is clear that either this description was an exaggeration, the bronze coloring was specific to that season or particular growing conditions, or the variety became crossed over the years, as the variety as grown from existing sources does not match the original catalog description. Except for the strain obtained by Craig LeHoullier from the USDA, all sources seem to produce semi-determinate, green foliaged plants with medium to medium small, round, red fruit. The USDA sample, obtained in 1994, produced a vigorous indeterminate plant, large red oblate fruit to one pound, but it did not exhibit the bronze tinged foliage. Perhaps a further, more extensive grow out of the USDA seed sample may yield the "real thing". * United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), [[USDA link::http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1093659|PI 644867]]. Donated to USDA in 1963. * Numerous commercial sources of different strains of Abraham Lincoln were noted for 2004 in the [http://www.seedsavers.org/products.asp?dept=85 Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition]. ept=85 Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition].
Leaf regular  +
Maturity late  +
Member code Category:B.C KO T + , Category:MI FL J +
Related Abe Lincoln + , Abraham Lincoln, Original + , Abraham Lincoln, Regular + , Abraham Lincoln, Buckbee's + , Abraham Lincoln, Early +
Seed source [http://www.reimerseeds.com/original-abraham-lincoln-tomato.aspx?ref=tatiana Reimer Seeds] / Jeff Fleming of Augusta, Michigan (MI FL J) 09 / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) / USDA 94
USDA PI 644867  +
USDA link http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/acc/display.pl?1093659  +
Variety type commercial heirloom  +
Vendor Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds + , Sand Hill Preservation Center + , Tomato Growers Supply + , Reimer Seeds +
Year grown 2014  +
Categories Tomato Variety List  + , Red Tomatoes  + , Indeterminate Tomatoes  + , Regular Leaf Tomatoes  + , Medium Tomatoes  + , USDA Tomatoes  + , Heirloom Tomatoes  + , MI FL J  + , B.C KO T  + , Tatiana's 2014 Growout List  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 February 2017 22:13:34  +
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