I bought this plant last year at Tomatomania. People were raving about it like it was the star of the year, mostly due to its unique color, but it didn't do much for me and the flavor was kind of bland. Then it died very early, after a couple of months. I wouldn't try it again. There are far too many other fantastic tomatoes.
Extremely rare heirloom.
In 1893 introduced by James Thorburn in their catalog, New York, USA.
(The company "Thorburn" went bankrupt during the banking crisis in 1921 and then almost all of them strains disappeared)
Round fruits with thick honey-brown colored skin and green shoulders.
Green / orange / pink flesh with green gel. A very nice terra cotta color mix.
Soft and well balanced taste.
Indeterminate plants with solid harvests in mid-season.
Variable plant size of 5 to 7 feet (1,5 to 2m). Heavy fruit clusters.