Originally bred by J.C. Walker at the University of Wisconsin in the 1949, this is one of the last improved open-pollinated varieties introduced before hybrid tomatoes began to dominate the market. Its reliability and excellent qualities made it a hugely popular variety in the Madison area. Primarily known as a slicing tomato, its outstanding, sweet flavor and meaty flesh also makes it ideal for salads, cooking, and canning. Truly an excellent and versatile all purpose tomato. The tall, highly productive plants provide good yields of round, smooth, deep red, 8 oz. fruit that are uniform in size. They thrive in a wide range of growing conditions and require staking. The tomatoes ripen evenly and have strong skin and solid flesh making them resistant to cracking and diseases. Indeterminate, 75-80 days from transplant. Packet contains at least 30 seeds.