Giant Syrian

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Giant Syrian
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape beefsteak, heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country unknown
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Giant Syrian - ripe fruit. 2014-08-18.


Indet. plants with regular leaf, medium to large pink beefsteaks, 7-12 oz, with very good flavor. (15 seeds / packet)
Seeds from Seed Savers Exchange are mixed or crossed, as about 40% of seedlings came up with potato leaf. We saved seeds only from regular leaf plants, but it is still possible that an occasional potato leaf seedling may come up.

Seed source:

1. Reimer Seeds
2. Seed Savers Exchange 11
3. Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 05

Year grown: 2005(1), 2011(2), 2014

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


75 days, indet., regular leaf plant, good yield of 0.75-1 lb heart shaped fruit, very good taste.

Seed source:

Reimer Seeds / Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 97

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1991 Yearbook by Craig LeHoullier of West Chester, Pennsylvania (PA LE C), who obtained seeds from Charlotte Mullens of West Virginia.
  • Craig LeHoullier listed it as a large red heart.
  • A pink beefsteak appeared in the late 2000s, the seed source for this variant is traced back to SSE.


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