Caro Red

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Caro Red

3.99

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

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