Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee, has grown and saved seeds from this variety since his father, Ernest Maiden, gave it to him in 1964. Ernest stewarded the variety in his own garden in Bristol, Virginia, after receiving its seeds from his father, Reverend Frank Maiden of Saltville, Virginia, at some point prior to 1956. In 2009 Ted rediscovered seed he had grown in 1987 stored in a box of photos that had remained packed during several moves he made while in the Air Force. Indeterminate. 60-75 days from transplant.
From the Collection for 2023
Dark orange fruits average 8-10 oz
Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season