Ponderosa Pink

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Ponderosa Pink
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape oblate, beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type commercial heirloom
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Ponderosa - sliced. 2015-09-10.


Indet., regular leaf plants are loaded with medium to large size pink beefsteaks. 6-14 oz. Excellent sweet flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. CV McKenzie 05
2. CV D.T.Brown 07

Year grown: 2004(1), 2010, 2015(2)

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


  • Introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1891.
  • PI 644770. Donated to USDA in 1961 by Burgess Seed and Plant Company.
  • PI 644773. Donated to USDA in 1961 by Rudy-Patrick Seed Company.
  • USDA narrative:
"90 days, older late maturing, plants indeterminate, fruits very large, flat purplish-pink, somewhat rough, tendency to crack, mild flavor. Asgrow Catalog #19 1957, p.87."
  • The description from Burpee 1914 Catalog says:
"This variety as now grown by us, - while too much "ribbed" for market, - is so very solid and luscious that for your family gardens it is deserving of the Bull's Eye!Only equaled in size by Burpee's New Dwarf-Giant and of fine quality for slicing. The vines are of strong growth. The deep purple fruits are oblong in form, generally ridged or ribbed. They are solidly fleshy with small seed-cells; of extra sweet flavor. Planted in good soil, fruits frequently attain a weight of one pound or more. We offer a selected strain of our own growing that produces tomatoes smoother than usual and very meaty, - "solid as a rock."

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