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‘Chef Hubert’ is a beautiful creation from Tom Wagner of Everett, Washington, USA.*
Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce medium-sized (4-7oz./100-200g), dark red tomatoes with strong antho splash on the sun-exposed part. Round or slightly flattened in shape, with sweet and rich tomato flavors. Midseason, about 75 days from transplant.
*Here is how ‘Paulgrow’ and Tom Wagner introduced this variety on October 29, 2013, Tomatoville forum:
Chef Hubert is a beautiful 3” red tomato with deep blue shoulders. One of this summer’s surprises, this gorgeous tomato came up in a row of Tom’s Blue Green tomatoes. We decided to name it after Hubert Des Marais IV, the Executive Chef of the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii. Chef Hubert actively supports our work with heirloom-type tomatoes, and other crops, using organic and sustainable permaculture farming practices. According to Chef Hubert, his namesake tomato is amazingly flavorful and succulent when ripe. The “Bonus”: when they are still a day or two from their peak ripeness, they are firm yet possess a nice, sweet but uniquely different taste!
This is a good, all-around tomato, excellent for many uses: on sandwiches, in salads, grilling, etc. Grow it and it will immediately become one of your favorite tomatoes.
We should warn you though, enjoying this tomato may bring on an incredible urge to visit the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s just a tomato, but it seems to have some mysterious, sub-conscience effects on the behavior of those who grow and consume it…
I had nearly forgotten about the single plant that showed up in a row of Blue-Green in Hawaii. Gary told me about it over the phone and I am guessing that it is an F-1 hybrid with perhaps Cascade Village Blue as the male parent in an accidental outcrossing. It should be easy enough to maintain the red flesh in the progeny but a few greens, yellows, browns, may show up too!”