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Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). KBX - sliced fruit. 2014-09-27.


Late maturing, indet., potato leaf, bright orange medium-large beefsteaks with some ribbing, 8-16 oz. Delicious flavor that we crave for. Not a very good producer in our garden, medium yields. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 08
2. David Lemasters, Pensylvania 08

Year grown: 2008(1), 2009 (B.C KO T 09 / B.C MC D 08), 2010 (both sources), 2011 (1, crop failure), 2012 (B.C KO T 11 / B.C KO T 09 / B.C MC D 08), 2014(1)

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


70 - 80 days, indet., potato leaf, 4-8 oz orange fruit. Mixed results due to the heat. Good flavour, low to good production depending on the particular plant. Splits easily.

Seed source:


Year grown: 2006

Location: Wynndel, BC, Canada


80 days, a.k.a. Kellogg's Breakfast, Potato Leaf, indet., potato leaf, huge yellow/orange fruit to 2 lbs., very good production.

Seed source:

Martha Hufford

Year grown: 2007

Location: Pasadena, Texas


80-85 days, potato leaf variant of Kellogg's Breakfast with the same taste and appearance, high-average production of 12-18 oz fruits with very good taste.

Seed source:

Doug Zuknick, West Virginia 07

Year grown: 2008

Location: Bastrop, Texas

This is the description from Martha Hufford, who discovered this tomato:

  • Deep apricot orange beefsteak, creamy texture, side locules with few-moderate amount of seeds
  • 3-4 inches in diameter with most in the 12-16 ounce range. Some can get over 18 ounces.
  • Nice balance of sweet/acid taste that holds its own.
  • Thin skin, but not prone to cracking or splitting that I have observed. Not sure how well it lasts off the vine as most don’t make it past supper in my house.
  • Fairly disease tolerant – still does well when all around have succumbed to F wilt. Seedlings don’t seem to have the CRUD that RL Kellogg’s Breakfast is prone to getting.
  • Fairly heat tolerant – produces nicely in the hot, humid coastal Virginia summer. Puts on a nice flush of fruits in September when temperatures begin to cool down.


  • Potato leaf version of Kellogg's Breakfast that appeared in a garden of Martha Hufford of SE VA (gardenmama), a Tomatoville/Garden Web member.
  • This is what Martha said about it in her letter to Linda Sapp at Tomato Growers Supply:
"In 2002, I ordered some Kellogg’s Breakfast seeds from a seed supplier in California. Upon growing them out I noticed there was a 50/50 split of regular leaf and potato leaf plants. Out of curiosity I grew out 6 of the PL plants along side the RL ones “just to see what would happen”. The PL plants out paced the RL ones as seedlings and as mature plants they were noticeably healthier with heavier and earlier fruit set. Speculation by the tomatophiles at GardenWeb was that the PL plants would produce a pink fruit as there were no known orange PL varieties at that time. In late July after 75-80 days the 16-20 ounce fruits ripened to a beautiful deep apricot-orange. Taste tests had friends licking the plates. I saved seeds from that plant and trialed 6 more plants in 2003- all had the same results. Since then I have been growing out plants from the 2003 seeds along with the current year’s seeds to assess stability. Seeds have also been distributed to several growers across the country and in Germany who are part of the Tomatoville family. While the odd RL seedling does pop up from time to time (less than 2-3%), the color and characteristics of the fruits has remained stable over the past 4 years."

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