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High Crimson

About High Crimson

Developed by Professor T. Graham of OAC, Guelph, Ontario in 1963. However, Jennifer Hutson of kingston, Ontario believed it was developed By Ernie Kerr who was working on high lycopene tomatoes. The Canadian Gene bank listed it as one of Kerr’s donations. Craig LeHoullier and Carolyn Male got it out of the USDA and both listed it in the SSE Yearbook in 1996. Re-introduced commercially by Tatiana’s TOMATObase Seeds in 2014. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 1-4 oz., small, red fruits shaped like little pointed hearts or tear drops, Very good tomato flavor. Color is intense red, and this tomato why it was used in many breeding programs in the past.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Salad
Flavor Profile
Well-balanced
Flesh Color
Red
Fruit Color
Red
Fruit Shape
Grape / Plum/Pear/Piriform
Fruit Size
Small
Leaf Type
Regular
Maturity
Mid-season
Plant Type
Indeterminate
Variety
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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