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Maturity early
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color striped, green, red, black, brown
Fruit shape round, flattened
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type unknown
Country France
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Surpriz - ripe fruit. 2014-08-21.


Indet., regular leaf plants. Medium round oblate fruits, dark red with green stripes on the outside and dark reddish-brown flesh. 3-6 oz. Very good balanced taste, more acidic than sweet. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Blane Horton, Jackson, Mississippi 14

Year grown: 2014

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


  • A North-American selection from an earlier line of Coeur de Surpriz, which was stabilized but not yet officially released by the creator, Madame Jacqueline Morel of Saint-Uze, France.
  • "Surpriz" tomato was the winner of the competition for the best tomato held on 11 September 2011 at the "Festival of the Tomato and Vegetable Veterans" at Haverskerque (northern France), chosen by a jury chaired by Christian Lemaire.
  • Introduced to North American gardeners by Sébastien Berthier.
  • Madame Jacqueline Morel felt that the Surpriz tomato circulating in North America does not show the traits and characteristics that she desired in her creation, so she named her refined version Coeur de Surpriz.


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