JD's Special C Tex
|JD's Special C Tex|
|Fruit shape||oblate, beefsteak|
B.C KO T
- indet., regular leaf plants, pale purple-black flattened beefsteaks with excellent rich flavor. Interior is solid and meaty, rich dark red/brown color. 8-14 oz.
- 1. Heather Cook, Montana 07 / TX GU R (Michael Gunn of Texas) / M. Lacey (2008: no germination, no seeds left)
- 2. Clayton Weaver of Fircrest, Washington 09 / TX AN S 08 (Susan Anderson, Elgin, Texas) / TX GU R 06 (Michael Gunn, Texas) / M. Lacey (crossed)
- 3. Len Nelson, Des Moines, Washington 09 / Duane Jones of Corpus Christi, Texas
- 4. Tom Gallucci, Connecticut 10 / TX AN S 09 (Susan Anderson, Elgin, Texas) / TX GU R 06 (Michael Gunn, Texas) / M. Lacey
Year grown: 2008 (crop failure - 0% germination; source #1), 2009(3)
Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)
IL LO N
- 80 days, indet., regular leaf, pink black beefsteak fruit, 12-20 oz, outstanding flavor, high yield.
- Reinhard Kraft, Neukirchen, Germany 06
Year grown: 2007
Location: Oblong, Illinois
TN MA T
- Oblate 12 oz beefsteaks on indet. regular leaf plants. Average production, but the taste makes up for it. Mid-season 75 days.
- Theodore Corbett of Reichenbach-Steegen, Germany (GERM CO T) 10
Year grown: 2009, 2011, 2012
Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA
TX AN S
- 80 days, indet., regular leaf plants, average production of round, 8-12 oz purple-black fruits, outstanding flavor.
- Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R) 06 / M. Lacey
Year grown: 2007
Location: Elgin, Texas
TX GU R
- 80 days, indet., potato leaf [Tatiana's comment: this is incorrect, it should be regular leaf], excellent producer of great tasting 3-5" purple-black fruit, similar to Cherokee Purple.
Year grown: M. Lacey.
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- This tomato was developed by J.D. Brann in the early 80s and was promoted by his family who owns Conroe Greenhouses, Inc.. It was exclusive to Conroe Greenhouses up until 2009 when other seed vendors also started to offer this variety. This explains 'C-Tex' and 'Special' in the name, where 'C Tex' refers to 'Conroe, Texas'.
- According to Conroe Greenhouses, Inc. Facebook page, J.D. Brann bred this tomato by crossing Early Girl F1 and Black Krim.
- Note: Special is an old American commercial naming technique. "Specials" usually refer to originally unique, custom versions of some standard product, or to "limited editions".
- First offered in the Seed Savers 2008 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois (IL LO N) and Susan Anderson of Elgin, Texas (TX AN S).
Ted Maiden, Georgia. JD's Special C Tex - green 'megabloom' fruit. 2009-07-05.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (Len Nelson) - ripe fruit. 2009-08-18.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (Len Nelson) - sliced fruit. 2009-08-18.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (Len Nelson) - sliced fruit. 2009-08-27.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): JD's Special C Tex. 2007.
Ted Maiden (TN MA T): JD's Special C Tex - sliced fruit. 2011.
Olena Tsygankova, Alberta. JD's Special C Tex - sliced fruit. 2012-09-07.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (TX AN S)- leaf. 2009-06-13.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (TX AN S)- plant. 2009-06-13.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). JD's Special C Tex (Len Nelson)- flower truss. 2009-06-13.
Susan Anderson (TX AN S): JD's Special C Tex - plant. 2007.