ROUGHWOOD/EFN EXCLUSIVE. We believe this very rare tomato -- which we got from the USDA, and they got from the Cheyenne (Wyoming) Horticultural Station in 1963 -- is the same 'Alpha' tomato introduced by famed seedsman James J.H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1880. Gregory found 'Alpha' to be unique both for its earliness and its toughness, withstanding cracking even after a big rain. The fruit is medium-sized, round, symmetrical, and bright red, with a rich flavor to match. A great heirloom red tomato for the market farmer or home use. Grown ecologically in New Jersey by the Experimental Farm Network.