Donated to SSE in 1995 by Alicia Brown-Matthes of Iowa. This variety was a favorite of Alicia’s grandmother, Mamie Brown, and Alicia remembers seeing it growing in Mamie’s garden when she visited her grandparents in West Virginia during childhood summer vacations. Alicia received seeds of the variety from her aunt Louise, Mamie’s daughter. Louise remembers the variety from her childhood in the 1930s. The family most often uses the fruit for canning and making juice.
(Solanum lycopersicum) Indeterminate; large, pink beefsteak type; fruit shape ranges from slightly flattened to round to slightly heart-shaped; double fruits are somewhat common; good flavor, balanced sweetness and acidity.
Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Plant ¼" deep. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant outdoors 24-48" apart when soil has warmed. Support plants with a cage or trellis. Tomatoes prefer full sun.