Ace 55 VF
85 days, indeterminate
— Also known simply as 'Ace 55', it is a dual purpose variety used for both fresh and processing. The medium late, red, firm, oblate-shaped fruit are moderately smooth. The plants are medium to large and are tolerant to Verticillium and Fusarium.
According to a study in the late 1970s, this variety was specifically named as having a low acid content that could allow botulism to grow and therefore should not be canned using a hot water bath method. Check with your local extension office for up-to-date home canning information.
'Ace 55' was bred and introduced by Asgrow Seed Company in 1964. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds, and there are about 85 seeds per 0.25 gram.