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Seeds of this un-named variety were given to Gary from tomato breeder, Archie Millett, formerly with the University of California Davis, who crossed his favorite tomato varieties over many years to finally produce a disease resistant tomato with intense flavor. ‘Clint Eastwood’s Rowdy Red,’ named by Gary Ibsen for Clint’s participation in the Carmel TomatoFest, is an open-pollinated, tall, indeterminate, plant that produces lots of 2-inch (6-10 oz.), deep-red, round tomatoes with a subtle point on it’s end. Fruits have robust, “not for sissies,” bold, complex flavors. Its fruity sweetness is perfectly balanced with plenty of acidity, earthy nuances and complexity. Its firm, juicy flesh, invites snacking in the garden, cooking, canning and seed-saving.