Sterling Old Norway

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Sterling Old Norway
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Norway
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Sterling Old Norway - ripe fruit. 2013-09-03.


Indet., regular leaf, wispy foliage. Large pink heart-shaped fruits that can be ruffled and irregularly shaped. Excellent full flavor with delicious sweetness. 5-14 oz. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) via College of Rockies, BC, Canada 13

Year grown: 2013

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


90 days, indet., regular leaf plant with 0.5-1 lb heart shaped fruit, good taste, fair yield.

Seed source:

Merlyn Niedens of Polo, Illinois (IL NI M) 96

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  •  ?
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1994 Yearbook by Merlyn Niedens of Polo, Illinois (IL NI M), who obtained the seed from a gardener (Bill Schwitzer) in the Sterling Illinois area. It may have originally come from Norway.
  • Some SSE members list it as red, and some list it as pink (NY GO A).
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

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