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Country Greece  +
Description Indet., regular leaf. Red round and oblate fruits, some with ruffled shoulders. Very good full and rich tomato flavor. 6-13 oz.
Fruit color red  +
Fruit shape beefsteak  +
Fruit size large  +
Fruit type slicer  +
Growth habit indet.  +
History * Heirloom tomato from Greece, introduced * Heirloom tomato from Greece, introduced by [[Gleckler Seedmen]] in 1958. * Description from the 1958 Gleckler Seed Catalog: : ''"A selected strain of this variety obtained from Greece. Mid-season maturity. Medium size vines, dense foliage and semi-sprawling in growth. Fruits average very large, heavy, solid-fleshed and without a core. Athens is the only extra large fruited variety we have ever seen having a notable absence of rough fruits, yet maturing a heavy yield of extra large, smooth, red fruits in mid-season. Flavor is mild and semi-acid. A most valuable strain for local markets or home gardeners who desire very large quality tomatoes."'' * United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), [[USDA link::|PI 303706]]. Donated to the USDA in 1965. * First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Gary Staley of Brandon, Florida (FL ST G) and Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T), seeds from USDA 1983 via Will Bonsall, Scatterseed Project, Farmington, Maine (ME BO W). * It is now very rare and endangered. W). * It is now very rare and endangered.
Leaf regular  +
Maturity midseason  +
Member code Category:B.C KO T +
Seed source Dave Thompson, Southeast Michigan 09
USDA PI 303706  +
USDA link  +
Variety type heirloom  + , open-pollinated  +
Vendor Gleckler Seedmen + , Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +
Year grown 2015  +
Categories Tomato Variety List  + , Tomato Seeds  + , Regular Leaf Tomatoes  + , Indeterminate Tomatoes  + , Red Tomatoes  + , Beefsteak Tomatoes  + , Greek Tomatoes  + , USDA Tomatoes  + , Heirloom Tomatoes  + , B.C KO T  + , Tatiana's 2015 Growout List  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 November 2015 06:38:25  +
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