Developed in the 1950’s by Purdue University in Indiana, this tomato has been bred for higher pro beta-carotene content or vitamin A.
"Economic botany" first published the work of authors Tomes and Quackenbush in 1958 –
“The development and release of a new tomato variety which produces fruit containing approximately ten times the provitamin A content of common red tomatoes is announced. The beta-carotene values for caro-red are within the lower ranges reported for carrots. Present consumer usage of a variety such as caro-red will most likely be confined to use as a garden type where additional variety and flavor are desired.”
Nice uniform round large orange fruit. We use this primarily as a breeding tomato in our projects. Indeterminate.
Packet 25-40 Seeds