Quarter Century, Burpee's

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Quarter Century, Burpee's
Maturity midseason
Growth habit det., dwarf
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Quarter Century - sliced fruit. 2013-08-27.


Indet. dwarf (tree-type) plants with regular leaf rugose foliage, grow to 4-5' tall. Good yield of small to medium round oblate red fruits, 1-3 oz. Juicy and meaty flesh. Delicious rich and sweet flavor, excellent tomato for growing in pots.

Seed source:

1. Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 08
2. Alex Popovich, Surrey, BC, Canada 08 / Sand Hill Preservation Center / Donald Branscomb, California (CA BR D)

Year grown: 2013

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


red fruits, regular leaf, indet.

Seed source:

CV Reimer Seeds

Year grown: 2008

Location: Germany


  • Introduced in 1889 by W. Atlee Burpee (?)
  • SSE TOMATO 5473.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 303709.
  • Carolyn Male posted at GardenWeb tomato forum on April 27, 2003 that "What I show in my book as Matchless is Quarter Century. Craig determined that Matchless was not rugose leafed, from doing some research, and now has grown out what he feels to be Matchless, from another USDA accession number."

Also known as

  • Quarter Century, Burpee's

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