Check Out Membership Options
We’re glad you’re enjoying the dashboard! To unlock full access, choose annual or seasonal membership.
Already have an account? Sign in
About Blaby Special
An heirloom tomato from England. It had been grown at Shoult’s Farm in Blaby, Leicestershire from the turn of the 20th century until 1948. It was an extremely popular tomato and had high praise for its taste. When the farm closed the variety became extinct in cultivation and was considered lost. Seeds recently found at seed bank in The Netherlands, grown out and distributed by Russel Sharp of the Lancaster Environment Center. Introduced in SSE 2008 Yearbook by Neil Gillard, Ontario. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 4 oz., small red tomatoes, very uniform in size and shape. Very good balanced flavor. Extremely productive, perfectly shaped, and blemish free. Ideal tomato for organic farmers market!
- Culinary Use
- Flavor Profile
- Flesh Color
- Fruit Color
- Fruit Shape
- Fruit Size
- Leaf Type
- Plant Type
- Solanum lycopersicum
- Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Post a comment
I was born in Blaby 75 years ago where, as a young boy, I played in the then derelict Tomato Farm in the 1950s, until it became housing. It was so overgrown, with just foundations of abandoned greenhouses over the acres of land between Grove Road and Auburn Road, the grass grew tall, and dry, in the summer, so we built grass huts and made our camp. I would love to get hold of some seeds. Any clues where I might find some? John Morey, Devon, UK
Hi John, beautiful story, thank you for sharing! Seeds are available at https://ekzotomat.in.ua/en/tomato-seeds/tomato-blaby-special.html or at https://www.delectationoftomatoes.com/store/p1512/Blaby_Special.html
Wish you luck!
I have some tomatoes this year John. I’ll be saving seed and can let you have some. I have some small plants left of you would like one this year, just for saving seed. They won’t produce many tomatoes as they are only side shoot cuttings. E mail me. Karen
Were can I obtain these seeds .been a tomato man for years and would love to grow these as a Leicester chap
Hi Glenn, please check at https://ekzotomat.in.ua/en/tomato-seeds/tomato-blaby-special.html
Hi I saw a post on social media about these and my family would love to grow some as we are from Blaby! any idea where we can get them from? The two websites above are sadly out of stock
Hi Thomas, unfortunately, at the moment all vendors we know that carry this variety are sold out. Hopefully, the seeds will be available next season.
I’m saving seed, if that’s any help. Please e mail me. Karen
I’m saving seed