John Baer

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John Baer AKA Bonny Best. John Baer selected this tomato from a field of Bonny Best in 1914. From the Bonny group of tomatoes that includes Chalk’s Early Jewel. Introduced in 1914 by J. Bolgiano and Son of Baltimore. Indeterminate, regular leaf plant produces heavy yields of 4-8 oz., bright red, meaty, smooth fruits with very good flavor. Just a hint of sweetness. Once a leading canning variety, also great for fresh eating.

Varieties
Heirloom / Open Pollinated
Fruit Colors
Red
Flesh Colors
Red
Fruit Shapes
Oblate
Fruit Sizes
Medium
Fruit Weights
4-8 oz
Culinary Uses
Salad / Slicer
Maturities
Mid-season
Plant Types
Indeterminate
Leaves
Regular
Flavors
Acidic