Trucker's Favorite

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Trucker's Favorite
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape oblate, globe
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type commercial heirloom, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Trucker's Favorite - ripe fruit. 2015-08-06.


Indet., regular leaf. Medium sized pink beefsteaks with smooth shoulders, juicy, with excellent sweetish flavor. 6-10 oz. Some concentric cracking in heavy rains.

Seed source:

Dave Thompson, Southeast Michigan 09

Year grown: 2015

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


  • A very old commercial variety, originated in Burlington County, New Jersey and released by W. Atlee Burpee sometime before 1899.
  • Description from 1899 Burpee Seed Catalog:
"The best of all main-crop purple-colored tomatoes. It originated in Burlington County, N.J.
"It is one of the largest tomatoes grown, and is most regular in shape and size. Color purplish-red, very solid, firm flesh, a good keeper, and not subject to rot or crack on the vines. It is an excellent shipper, and sold in Philadelphia markets at better prices than any other variety offered at the same time. Ripens evenly to the stem, is a strong, healthy grower, not subject to rust or blight, is an enormous cropper, and produces until the vines are killed by frost, holding its size exceedingly well until the last picking. The quality is of the very best, and for cooking and slicing purpose it cannot be excelled. It is in every way a most desirable variety for market gardeners, and hence the name, 'Trucker's Favorite'. "
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 339944/NSL 27463. Collected in the USA in 1969 from Jung Seed Co., Wisconsin.

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