Climbing Trip-L-Crop

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Climbing Trip-L-Crop
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape oblate, ribbed
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type commercial heirloom
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Climbing Trip-L-Crop - ripe fruit. 2013-09-13.


Indet., potato leaf, large pink beefsteaks, 10-14 oz. In our garden it was not as high yielding as advertised, but the plants did not get the best location and got barely 5 hrs of direct sunshine per day, so it would be unfair to judge them too harshly.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 06

Year grown: 2011

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


pink, small beefsteak tomato, regular leaf (Tatiana: incorrect, should be potato leaf'), indet., very late.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / CV Treml (Raritätengärtnerei Treml)

Year grown: 2004

Location: Germany


Indeterminate, regular leaf, medium-large beefsteaks. Some ruffling on most fruits. Pink tomatoes weighed 8-12 oz and the fruit kept coming all the way to frost. Good tasting firm flesh. Mid season, 75 days.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Commercial Plant 2009

Year grown: 2009

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA


  • Breeder and vendor: Burgess Seed and Plant Co., Galesburg, Michigan. Listed in Burgess Catalog. 1937.
  • Parentage: unknown; probably one of more vigorous strains of potato-leaf Ponderosa type, parent plant found in field of Colossal.
  • Most of the growers report larger beefsteak fruit, which should be correct, given the parentage. Vent Marin describes it as potato leaf. SSE members who listed this variety in 2006-2008 Yearbooks did not mention leaf type, but we believe that the 'true' Climbing Trip-L-Crop should be potato leaf (see [1]).
  • Trip-L-Crop tomato listed in the SSE Yearbooks is described as potato leaf.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 303799. Donated to USDA in 1965.
  • PI 6447419. Donated to USDA in 1961 by Burgess Seed and Plant Company.
  • There is also an RL version of this tomato available via some commercial seed vendors (i.e. CV Treml (Raritätengärtnerei Treml)).

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