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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum
Fruit size small
Fruit type paste, cooking, canner
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Ethiopia


Compact and bushy indeterminate, regular leaf, foliage is a slightly lighter shade of green compared to most of the other tomatoes. Very high yields of red plum-shaped fruits, 2-4 oz, very firm, meaty and dry flesh, perfect for canning or sauce. Seeds could be scooped out easily for seedless ketchup. Good sweet flavor.

Seed source:

Michael Lacey, Texas 07

Year grown: 2012

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


  • Seed were obtained by Carolyn Male of Latham, New York (NY MA C) from her student Tadessee Wuhib of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, who got it from a local farmers market in Ethiopia.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1994 Yearbook by Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C).
  • SSE TOMATO 1276.

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