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Prairie Bred


Brookpact

Brookpact (1970’s) has medium sized fruits with very compact plants.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Charlie’s Red Staker

Red Staker (Charlie’s Red Staker) (1972) was the last tomato worked on by the late Dr. C. Walkof of the Morden, MB, Research Station.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Keystone

Keystone (1978) comes from George Luther’s tomato breeding program at the University of Manitoba. It produces a good yield of red fruits and is quite early.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Manitoba

Manitoba (1956), along with Prairie Pride, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Melfort

Melfort (1973) has large determinate plants which give a heavy yield of flattened, beefsteak-type fruits. Ripening is early mid-season and mature colour is orange-red.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Pembina

Pembina (1973) was bred at Portage La Prairie, MB. Also a good yielder and fairly early but the fruits are smaller than Keystone.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds
Prairie Pride

Prairie Pride (1978), along with Manitoba, is one of the latest and largest fruited of the prairie bred tomatoes.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Starfire

We had not grown Starfire (1963) for over 20 years but it was one of Jim’s mother’s main crop tomatoes and there has been some demand for it. It was released from the Morden Research Station in 1963 and was popular on the prairies.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
Swift

Swift (1961) is the earliest of the prairie bred tomatoes with round fruits a bit larger than a golf ball.

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Price(s): $3.00, $5.00
Packet Size(s): 25 seeds, about 100 seeds
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