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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape round
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Valencia - ripe fruit. 2014-09-01.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Round, blemish-free orange fruits with meaty flesh and very good complex flavor. 3-6 oz.

Seed source:

TomatoFest 10

Year grown: 2014

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


80 days, indet., regular leaf plant, good yield of 6-8 oz, orange fruit, good flavor.

Seed source:

Johnny's Selected Seeds

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


These were nice little round orange tomatoes (maybe 2.3 inches in diameter; maybe a little smaller than a tennis ball). They weren't super productive, for me, but they weren't seriously unproductive considering the crowded conditions (between two plants, I got maybe 8–20 tomatoes). When cut in half, they looked a lot like pictures of Nebraska Wedding tomatoes I've seen. Sutton's Best of All, which I grew near it, was the same shape and size, and matured at the same time; production also seemed similar. One remarkable thing about these is that the taste actually improved quite a bit after refrigeration. Size and shape was very consistent between fruits. Midseason. I plan to grow it again in 2017 from seeds I saved.

Seed source: (purchased 18 Nov 2015)

Year grown: 2016

Location: New Plymouth, Idaho


  • This variety was described as a Maine heirloom by its introducer, Johnny's Selected Seeds , in the mid 1980s. In conversation with Rob Johnston, he indicated that Valencia is a selection from Sunray, a commercial variety from the 1940s (Sunray itself is a selection from Jubilee, a Burpee variety from 1942, to which additional disease tolerance was added by carrying out crossing and selection).


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