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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country South Africa
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Marvel - sliced fruit. 2014-08-21.


Indet., regular leaf plants produce medium red beefsteak fruits, 6-10 oz with very good balanced flavor. I feel this variety is capable of producing much larger fruits, it just was not growing in a good location.

Seed source:

Bruce Van Order of Freeville, New York (NY VA B) 07 / Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF) 03 / CV Hei / John A. Demonchau

Year grown: 2014

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


  • An heirloom variety from South Africa (?)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 339930. It was donated to the USDA in 1969, collected from South Africa.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1989 Yearbook by Thane H. Earle, Whitewater, Wisconsin (WI EA T).
  • SSE TOMATO 437.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2015.

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