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Previously, an unnamed family heirloom tomato. Seeds sent to Gary Ibsen of TomatoFest in 1997 who included them in his seed trials for 4 years. In 2001 he named the variety in tribute to his friend, famed cook and educator, Julia Child. TomatoFest introduced this heirloom tomato, Julia Child, commercially to North America and Europe in 2001. The tall, indeterminate, potato-leaf plant produces an abundant crop of 4-inch, deep-pink, lightly-fluted, beefsteak fruits that have the kind of robust, not-for-sissies tomato flavors and firm, juicy flesh that invites tomato feasting and seed-saving. Its flavors, similar to the enviable qualities of its namesake Julia, are bold, strait-forward, complex and contain more than enough acidity and earthy nuances to balance its luscious fruitiness. A suitable variety to include as a part of your own legacy of seed sharing – the loving gift of healthy food for generations to come.