Victory Seeds®

Rare, Open-pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds

Hello, Guest | Sign In | Logout
View Shopping Cart - 0 item(s) in cart - Total $0

Victory Heirloom Seed Company - Preserving the future, one seed at a time!

"Preserving the future,
one seed at a time."

New for 2014
Vegetable Seeds
Grain Seeds
Flower Seeds
Herb Seeds
Tobacco Seeds
Bulk & Web Only Seeds
Hard Goods
Bookstore
Apparel
Themed Gardens & Kits
Composting Redworms
Custom Seed Favors
Cover Crop Seeds
Late Summer / Fall Seeds

Need to get serious . . . Victory Gardening.


No GMOs Here!

We are an early signer of the Safe Seed Pledge

All of our rare and heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and are not treated with chemicals.


Liberal, Oregon



Recent Honors

We're a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company

We're a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company

Please rate us at:


Click here for more info on how to be rewarded for your support!

You can be rewarded for supporting our preservation work. Click here to find out how.



Home>Vegetable Seeds>Tomato>Red
Burpee's Quarter Century Tomato
Burpee's Quarter Century Tomato
Burpee's Quarter Century Tomato
Item Id: 3402801

Your Price:
$2.25
Availability:
In Stock
Quantity
Email a friend
Be the first to review this Item!
Add to Wish List

You will earn 2 Victory Points™ when you purchase this item.
Click here for more information about Victory Points™.

Description
Burpee's Quarter Century Certified Naturally Grown Seed
90 days, tree-type — The plants are a compact, dwarf-type with rugose leaves.  The 1909 catalog states, "Owing to its compact, erect habit, the plants can be set quite closely together."[1]  They are a suitable choice for container gardening or can be planted about two feet apart in the ground. The fruits of 'Quarter Century' are oblate-shaped, red in color, smooth and crackless, weigh two to ten ounces and are solid with a nice balanced flavor. 

It originated in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1896 by Dr. William Van Fleet.  It was supplied to growers, in trial packets, in 1900 by W. Atlee Burpee & Co. The following year, it was named 'Quarter Century' to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary. The variety appeared as a sport in the third generation from a cross between 'Lorillard', a bright scarlet fruit with ordinary type of foliage, and 'Dwarf Champion', a pinkish-red fruit of dwarf habit.[2]  Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.

References:
  1. "Farm Annual," W. Atlee Burpee & Co.,1909
  2. "LIST OF AMERICAN VARIETIES OF VEGETABLES FOR THE YEARS 1901 AND 1902," by W. W. Tracy, Jr., USDA, 1903

Although the name of this variety contains a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsman that originally released it.
Related Items
Alpatieva 905A Tomato
Alpatieva 905A Tomato
1 Review(s)
$2.25
Yubileyny Tarasenko Tomato
Yubileyny Tarasenko Tomato
$2.25
Al-Kuffa Tomato
Al-Kuffa Tomato
$2.25