From Tatiana's TOMATOBase
B.C KO T
- indet. droopy plants with wispy regular foliage, heart-shaped fruits, ...
- 1. John Seewald, New Jersey 07 / IL LO N (Neil Lockhart, Oblong, Illinois) / Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- 2. Heirloom Seeds 10
Year grown: 2010 (#1, crop failure)
Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)
IL LO N
- 80 days, indet., regular leaf plant, good yield of 0.50-0.75 lb pink globes, very good flavor.
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- According to Heirloom Seeds , this tomato dates back to the 1990s.
- It was originally called Pink Giant when it was offered in the Seed Savers Yearbook in the late 80s by Thomas J. Hauch of Finleyville, Pennsylvania (PA HA T).
- It was first commercially introduced in 1990 by Heirloom Seeds .
- One of the heirloom tomatoes featured in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
- Some SSE members list this tomato as pink globes, not hearts as the original description indicates. The globe-shaped variant seems to have come from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange commercial seeds, so it may have been a seed mixup or accidental crossing that happened at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange .
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Jefferson Giant - plant. 2010-07-31.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Jefferson Giant - plant. 2010-08-15.
Patty Brown, Ohio. Jefferson Giant - ripe fruit. August 4, 2011. Posted with the owner's permission.
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