DEAN'S BRAD GATES
Recent cultivar from the US. Small fruit of 90 to 120 grams red striped with yellow plum type.
Very little information on this recent variety developed by Dean Slater, probably still unstable. Named in honour of "Brad Gates" the reference breeder.
Small fruit of 90 to 120 grams red striped with yellow plum type. Excellent sweet taste.
Dwarf plant. Variegated foliage.
Very large production.
Comments: difficult to establish conformity with the little information provided by the breeder!
2 plants were grown, one with potato foliage producing mini beefsteak type fruits of +/- 100 to 120 grams and another with regular foliage producing small heart-shaped fruits of +/- 60 to 90 grams, both had more or less variegated foliage.
In common: red colour with yellowish stripes.
Plant with a great development, not very dense foliage whose variegation tends to fade with time.
Abundant production, especially in the second half of the season. Good uniformity of fruit size.
No disease to report.
First fruit: +/- 137 days after sowing - +/-88 days after transplanting.
Bigarrée, Red, Yellow
Beefsteak, Changing, Heart-shaped
+ or - 1.8m