Zhong Shu No.6

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Zhong Shu No.6
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country China
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Zhong Shu No.6 - sliced fruit. 2014-09-21.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Red round fruits, 4-6 oz, with very good tomato flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Bruce Van Order of Freeville, New York (NY VA B) 07 / Dorene Pasekoff of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PA PA D) 04 / USDA

Year grown: 2014

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


80 days, indet., regular leaf, excellent yield of superb tasting, 8-16 oz red globe fruit.

Seed source:

Year grown: 2006

Location: Pasadena, Texas


80 days, indet., regular leaf, high yield of excellent tasting, 6-14 oz red globe fruit.

Seed source:

Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R) 07

Year grown: 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas


  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 586668. Donated to USDA in 1988 from China.
  • Chinese origin (?).
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2002 Yearbook by Dorene Pasekoff of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (PA PA D), who received the seeds from the USDA via Farmers Cooperative Germplasm Project.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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2014 . .
2013 4 .
2012 4 1
2011 5 0
2010 5 + 1 (Zhong Shu) .
2009 6 .
2008 5 .
2007 6 .

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