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Country USA  +
Fruit color white  + , yellow  +
Fruit shape beefsteak  +
Fruit size large  +
Fruit type slicer  +
Growth habit indet.  +
History * Carolyn Male of Salem, new York (NY MA C * Carolyn Male of Salem, new York (NY MA C) notes that according to Jeff McCormick, founder of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange ([[Southern Exposure Seed Exchange]] ), this variety has been traced back to 1940 and is from Madison Co., IN. [[Craig LeHoullier]] (NC LE C) received the seeds from the originator, Archie Hook, of Indiana, with a letter indicating that he has been growing this variety since the 1940's and supplying his neighbors with seedlings of Hugh's that he grew in his greenhouse. We do not know how Mr. Hook came upon the variety, but it is similar in color to the old Burgess variety [[Colossal Yellow]] (Burgess was an Indiana seed company). In comparison, Hugh's is much more productive, uniform and tasty than [[Colossal Yellow]] from the USDA collection as grown by Craig; however, it could have been a superior selection from this variety that Mr. Hook developed and distributed. This is just speculation at this point. * This is one of the 100 varieties described in [ Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden"]. * Seven commercial sources were noted for 2004 in [ Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition]. ept=85 Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition].
Leaf regular  +
Maturity late  +
Member Category:B.C KO T + , Category:GERM SC K + , Category:IL LO N + , Category:MI FL J +
Variety type open-pollinated  + , heirloom  +
Vendor Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds + , Tomato Growers Supply + , TomatoFest + , Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds + , Sand Hill Preservation Center + , Reimer Seeds + , Solana Seeds + , Delectation of Tomatoes + , Knapp's Fresh Vegies +
Categories Tomato Variety List  + , Yellow and Orange Tomatoes  + , White Tomatoes  + , Indeterminate Tomatoes  + , Regular Leaf Tomatoes  + , Beefsteak Tomatoes  + , Heirloom Tomatoes  + , MI FL  + , IL LO N  + , B.C KO T  + , GERM SC K  + , B.C KO T '08  + , 100 Heirloom Tomatoes  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 February 2017 03:25:59  +
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