The Miracle BPF

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The Miracle BPF
Maturity midseason
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Italy


Compact det. plants, regular leaf, high yield of small round red fruits, ~2 oz. Good balanced flavor. Great for container growing.

Seed source:

1. Denise Salmon, Vancouver, BC 11 (1996 seed) / USDA
2. TN MA T 11 (Ted Maiden, Tennessee) / Dave Thompson of Michigan

Year grown: 2011 (#1, #2 - crop failure), 2012 (#1)

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


Early, compact determinate, red oblate fruit that averages 3 ounces. Regular leaf, 73 days. Taste was excellent and reminded me of good old fashioned standards like Red Ponderosa. Was grown in an 8 gallon bucket. Height - 5 feet.
Paola Bulleri F. via Dave Thompson of Michigan.

Year: 2009, 2011

Location: LaFollette, Tennessee, USA, Zone 6a


  • PI 339927. Collected in Italy and donated to the USDA in 1969.
  • BPF stands for Bulleri, Paola F. who donated this variety to the seed bank.
  • USDA description:
Dwarf, bushy. Fruit medium, globe, very early.

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