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Abraham Lincoln Tomato
Abraham Lincoln Tomato
Abraham Lincoln Tomato
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"Shumway's Original" Abraham Lincoln Certified Naturally Grown Seed

90 days, indeterminate — 'Abraham Lincoln' was originally released by H. W. Buckbee Seed of Rockford, Illinois in 1923. It eventually became an R. H. Shumway variety.

The original seeds for our line were purchased from R. H. Shumway in the late '90s when they were stating that the variety had been cleaned up as the result of a "major rebreeding project".

The 1930 H. W. Buckbee Seed Catalog described the plants as, " . . . the largest Tomato ever grown. We have had nine tomatoes in a single cluster with a total weight of seven pounds; the average weight is about a pound and we have grown many weighing nearly three pounds." It continued in the description with such acclamations as, "phenomenal solidity of flesh" and " . . . a sturdy, healthy grower with distinctive bronzy-green foliage."

Our experience with this Shumway variety is that it is a very sturdy plant that produces nice yields of solid fleshed, dark red, good flavored medium-sized fruits that average about eight ounces. Although Shumway claimed lineage to the original, the elusive, and possibly exaggerated "bronzy" foliage tone, keeps us searching for the original 'Buckbee Abraham Lincoln' tomato. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
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These grew well, did not have trouble with blight. Had many medium sized fruit that was a little oxheart shaped. Kept bearing a long time. Worth it. Sort of thick skins.
Reviewed by: Ed Wright from Auburn New York. on 12/23/2010
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