Joffre

French variety named after Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, who was a French general during World War I. First offered in the Seed Savers 2002 Yearbook by Neil Lockhart of Oblong, Illinois, who received the seeds from Luc Fichot of Belgium in 2001. Introduced commercially by Marianna’s Heirloom Seeds in 2012. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces 2-3 oz., purple/black, round fruit with very good flavors.

Varieties
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Purple
Flesh Colors
Black / Purple
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Saladette / Small
Fruit Weights
2-3 oz
Culinary Uses
Salad
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Origins
France
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Sweet / Well-balanced