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Fejee Improved Tomato
 
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Fejee Improved Tomato (15 seeds) (WW179) $4.00

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Fejee Improved Tomato

         
 
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This tomato came in to my grandfather ’s collection from his friend Dr. Harold E. Martin (1888-1959), the creator of Dr. Martin’ s Lima Bean. Dr. Martin used it as a breeding parent to create the True Black Brandywine tomato which I discussed several years ago in The Heirloom Gardener. Fejee Improved or True Beefsteak appeared as a new cross or selection about 1883 in the seed catalogs of David Landreth and Robert Buist of Philadelphia. Ideal for slicing, the fat, oblate fruit about 4 to 5 inches in diameter features maroon or brownish-purple flesh with a red “bloody” center as shown in the picture. It received the name Beefsteak because it resembled raw aged beef. Treat as a late season tomato. Due to the heavy fruit, plants should be staked or caged.
 
Fejee Improved Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
July 27, 2017
          4.0
 
Very Sweet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful fruits

What are the cons? Too sweet

Review:

Fejee is an insanely sweet tomato, so if you love sweet tomatoes, this is the one for you. It's also fairly low-acid. Everyone who tasted this tomato absolutely loved it and that's why I gave it 4 stars. My neighbor told me that this was the best flavored tomato she had ever eaten. I've been instructed by family and friends to grow Fejee's every year, so, I guess I will. The fruits are gorgeous and are without blemishes. They are easy to grow and very productive. And they ripen fairly quickly. The fruits keep well on the counter as none of mine ever go bad. The plants are extremely vigorous and hardy (they flourished even after an onslaught of hornworms). The plants seem to be blight resistant, too. They've been a pleasure to grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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