This is a new heirloom to our program. We tested in last summer and it was great. The tomato came from a fellow farmer at the Columbia Farmers Market. It is his families heirloom tomato from the Mid-Missouri Glasgow area. The tomato is a larger than normal plum tomato that is good for canning and cooking as well as eating fresh. The Fred is a weird plant that has really small leaves and lanky limbs. The tomatoes take a while to come in and then are really large.
The Fred was named after the Missouri Extension Agent that developed the tomato in the 50’s adapting it to Missouri. We are the only known source for these seeds.