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About Starfire

Developed by Dr. Charles Walkof at the Morden Experimental Farm in Manitoba, Canada and released in 1963. Donated to USDA in 1964 from Canada. USDA description: Plant determinate, compact, small, 12 in. high by 22 in. spread. Fruiting clusters on strong branches near center of plant. Fruit uniform green changing to orange red, smooth, ovate, small blossom scar, 7 ounces. Flesh signal red (R.H.S.), locules many, small moderate seed quantity, flavor pleasant fresh and canned. Widely adapted in southern Canada.
Bred to excel in the Canadian Great Plains but does well in other areas. Determinate, regular leaf plant produces 8-10 oz., bright-red, oblate fruits.

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Salad / Slicer
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Determinate / Dwarf
Solanum lycopersicum
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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