Tiffen Mennonite

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Tiffen Mennonite
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type
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MI FL J

large vines need caging or staking, moderate to good production of large (usually 12-16 oz but sometimes larger) oblate pink fruit, deliciously rich sweet flavor. Sometimes produces misshapen fruit, and some cracking is observed from wet weather at harvest time. While some (Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden") have described this as having a mildly sweet flavor, I find it to be not mild but very flavorful and consider it one of my favorites, comparable to (perhaps better than) Brandywine, and is a more reliable producer than Brandywine for me.
Source 
Seed Savers Exchange

Year: 1995, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006

Location: Augusta, Michigan


IL LO N

85 days, indet., potato leaf foliage, 6 oz to 1 lb fruit, excellent taste, good yield, excellent tomato.
Source 
MO WA C 95 (Calvin E. Wait, Ethel, Missouri) / NY MA C (Carolyn Male, Latham, New York) / OK ST F 92 / WI EA T 85

Location: Oblong, Illinois


TX GU R

85 days, indet., potato leaf, 1-2 lb, excellent taste, productive, a favorite.
Source 
 ?

Location: Pasadena, Texas


B.C KO T

Seed source:

Sand Hill Preservation Center 06

Year grown: 2008 (crop failure - 0% germination)

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


GERM SC K

pink beefsteak, good taste
Source 
Manfred Hahm-Hartmann

Year: 2011

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany


History

  • Heirloom variety from the Mennonites.
  • Introduced to SSE by Thane H. Earle of Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T) in 1985.
  • Sixteen commercial sources were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.



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