FRUIT TYPE BY WEIGHT

Currant - Cherries
: =  ≤ 3 oz
Salad - Slicer: 3 - 8 ozs
Beefsteak: = 8 - 16 ozs
XL Beefsteak : 1 lb +
 
















PHOTOGALLERY
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Black Cherry tomato
BLACK CHERRY
Beautiful, one-inch, dark purple fruits are amazingly rich and sweet in flavor. Vigorous vines pump out tons of fruit that pull easily from the vines. Rich, smooth taste typical of black tomatoes – in a cherry size! Can produce up to 50 dusky pink fruit per truss. The greater the amount of exposure to and intensity of UV rays, the darker the color of fruit that will be produced.
HISTORY: Developed by the late Vince Sapp, husband of Linda Sapp, who owns Tomato Growers Supply, from a natural cross first released in 2003. The exact parentage of Black Cherry has not been shared.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Black
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:OP - USA


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Blush tomato
BLUSH
Top 3 of Best Tasting new tomato of 2015!

2″ elongated fruits, with a distinctive nippled blossom end mature to a bright lemon yellow covered with faint green stripes. When fruits are actually over-ripe, a slight pink blush develops on the bottom.  Both beautiful and outrageously productive, the flavor is what will keep you coming back: light, fruity with just enough zing to add to some great background complexity. Eye candy in the garden, and deliciousness for the palette.
HISTORY: Blush is an OP tomato created by Fred Hempel of Artisan Seeds based out of Sunol, California, and was introduced in 2011. When I was adding this variety to the catalog, I realised that photos were not like any of the others that I found on the web. So, I wrote to Fred and expressed my concerns. Here is what his reply was: "Under some conditions, the red "blush" is really not visible until the plants are over-ripe. This is usually the kind of fruit we see early in the year, or shortly after irrigating." Mine didn't turn red even rotting on the ground, all else being the same, Fred gave me permission to list this under "Blush". I have since sent seed to Fred and we will be doing a tandem grow-out in 2016.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular/Wispy Leaf
FRUIT CLASS: Salad
FRUIT SHAPE: Elongated
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow, green stripes
USE: Fresh, drying
ORIGIN: OP - USA


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Brownies tomato
BROWNIES
Sometimes, new varieties just stand out from all the others as is the case with Brownies that I grew out in 2017. Literally, hundreds upon hundreds of perfect golf-ball sized brown fruits which are borne on long trusses.

Excellent, well-balanced, flavor - not too sweet and not too acid. Just a beautiful plant, with no disease issues and seemingly drought resistant!
HISTORY: I purchased this variety from Bill Minkey of Darrien Wisconsin via the Seed Savers Exchange. He indicates that his seed source was the late Gary Millwood, KY. The first mention of this variety that I can find is 2009.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Brown
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: Open - pollinated


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Cherry Berry tomato
CHERRY BERRY
I trialed over 30 'new-to-me' cherries in 2013 - this one literally stopped in my tracks.

Glossy, bright-red, strawberry-shaped fruits are blemish-free, crack-resistant, disease-resistant, produced in profusion which seem to hang for ever on hardy potato-leaved vines.

Not overly sweet - as the name and shape may cause you to expect - having enough tanginess to make your mouth say, 'Wow!".

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Strawberry
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: OP


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Chestnut Chocolatel Tomato
CHESTNUT CHOCOLATE

"Two-bite", 1-2 ounce stunningly beautiful dark mahogany fruits with deep anthocyanin shoulders are of great taste, superior disease resistance and incredible 'staying power'; they hang on the vine - and sit on the counter - for longer than most without degragation to flavor or texture.
HISTORY:  Bred by Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farm.

GROWTH HABIT:Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE:Regular
FRUIT CLASS:Salad
FRUIT SHAPE:Globe
FRUIT SIZE:Small - Medium
FRUIT COLOR:Anthocyanin / Brown
USE:Fresh, Salad, Sauce
ORIGIN:OP - USA


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Chocolate Cherry Tomato
CHOCOLATE CHERRY
These highly-productive plants produce trusses of 1" fruit non-stop throughout the summer. Dark purple in color, sweet and delicious in taste, this cherry makes a beautiful addition to any salad. Many people believe this is the best-tasting cherry tomato on the market.
HISTORY: Aaron Whaley, founder of Seed Savers Exchange, developed this tomato trying to create a plant which was superior and more uniform than Black Cherry.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Black
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: OP - USA


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Coyote Tomato
COYOTE
Customer favorite!

Small (1/2 oz.), ivory-yellow fruit is produced in sprays - thousands per plant! Vigorous vines with many delicate leaves are early, and keep producing until hard frost. Superb sweet flavor!

If you have a dog that loves tomatoes, due yourself a favor and put one of these in your garden (or even better - away from your garden) and train them that this is 'their' tomato. I have two in the garden for just my Pug!
HISTORY: This variety was given to heirloom tomato collector Craig LeHoullier by Maye Clement during a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Harvest Fair show, as a cluster of fruit on the vine. She indicated that it grew wild in her home country of Mexico. Craig believes it may actually be L. pimpinellifolium. However, Ms. Clement stated that it is called 'Coyote' in her hometown.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Currant
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: Heirloom - Mexico


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Duckling (Utyonok) Tomato
DUCKLING
Top five of 2015.

Lemon-shaped, golden-orange fruits, have a characteristic nippled blossom end are deliciously fruity sweet, weigh 1-3 oz., with just a hint of tang to them. The perfect size and flavor for roasting. I swear this one is a must grow.

Plants are early and compact, staying under two foot tall. The one you see here was growing in only a 2 gallon container. Foliage is unique in that the leaves are often 'cupped' upwards, making you think that they are thirsty - not so! This is just characteristic of this variety.
HISTORY: A now open-pollinated Russian commercial variety known as 'Utyonok'.

GROWTH HABIT: Determinate / Dwf
MATURITY:  Early season
LEAF TYPE: Rugose
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Orange
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: OP - Russian CV


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Garden Pearl Gartenperle Tomato
GARDEN PEARL
THE PUG'S NEW FAVORITE TOMATO!

The perfect container or hanging basket variety. In fact, I would NOT recommend that you plant it in the ground, unless you had a situation where it would be easily accessible or elevated as fruits are born at the end of arching branches.

This very early maturing, compact determinate variety remains under 12-inches tall. A profusion of shiny pearly pink, slightly oval fruits of excellent sweet flavor.
HISTORY: A now open-pollinated Russian commercial variety where it is sold under the name 'Aiapärl', which translates to 'garden pearl'.

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: Russia


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Helsing Junction Blues Tomato
HELSING JUNCTION BLUE
MOST NOTICED TRIAL VARIETY OF 2016!

Excellent! Fruits come on early, beginning a deep bluish - purple, as shown in the lower right of the photo above. They seem to need a good amount of heat to fully mature into dark brick-red exteriors with dark pink flesh and green gel around seeds. Allow to fully ripen for best flavor which is sweet and well-rounded! An added bonus is that they also have a long hang life on the vine and off, without deterioration.

The leaves of this variety have a slightly bluish tint and tend to curl up on the edges a bit, so don't over-water accidently!
HISTORY: Released in 2012, it was bred by Tom Wagner, a tomato and potato breeder from Washington state, the founder of Tater Mater Seed and New World Seeds & Tubers. Named for Helsing Junction Farm near Rochester, Washington, in the Chehalis River Valley.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Early to mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Anthocyanin / Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Salsa
ORIGIN:  OP - USA


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Homestead Jellybean Tomato
HOMESTEAD JELLYBEAN
Glossy, dark-red elongated grapes are borne in profusion on manageable 4 foot plants. The flavor is fantastic, being more tangy than sweet, yet in good combination. Fruits hang on the vine seemingly forever, however the flavor tends to get more tart when left for too long. Disease resistant and drought tolerant.
HISTORY: These seeds are from fruits that I purchased at a roadside farm stand in Islamorada, FL in  March, 2013. The woman who ran the farm stand said they were purchased from a farm in Homestead, FL. I have to assume they were a hybrid. Now at F5, chances of continued segregation is low, yet possible.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Grape
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:  OP - USA


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Iva's Red Berry tomato
IVA'S RED BERRY
Bright red, round cherry-sized fruits with outstanding sweet delicious flavor. Fruits are borne on long trusses. I was truly impressed with this tomato! Admittedly, I do prefer sweeter tomatoes so when I ate the first ripe one I literally said out loud, "Wow! Is this good!"
HISTORY: An intentional cross made and released by Iva Graša of Slovenia of 'Sungold' and 'Supersweet 100'. First released at the F5 stage around 2010, it is now quite stable.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: Intentional cross; Slovenia


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Koralick tomato
KORALICK
This was another standout in my 2013 garden. Copious amounts of 1 inch, slightly elongated, bright red fruits on short bush type plants that remain under 3 foot tall. A multi-flora, fruits are produced in clusters of up to twenty, and all ripen at the same time on each truss. Juicy, sweet flavor.

Blight resistant and BER disease resistant. An early producer with consistent high yields of great tasting fruits. This variety would be an excellent candidate for a large container. When the plant starts setting fruits, the fruits overwhelm the foliage - all your eyes can see are hundreds of red fruits.
HISTORY: Polish heirloom.

GROWTH HABIT: Determinate
MATURITY: Early
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Grape
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:Heirloom - Poland


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Millefluer Tomato
MILLEFLUER
From the French to English translation the literal meaning of "mille fleur" is "a thousand flowers." Hundreds of translucent yellow tomatoes on a single truss. Each fruit is about 3/4 inch across and very sweet. Plants are very compact and more spreading than anything. Fruits hang on the vine for an inordinate length of time while still remaining flavorful. Great in salads or munched straight off the plant.
HISTORY: A centiflor vine tomato variety developed by Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds, from a cross made by his daughter Kusra.

GROWTH HABIT: Compact Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Oval
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:  Intentional cross; USA


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Mom's Big Fat Grapes Tomato
MOM'S BIG FAT GRAPES
For years I've been getting requests for 'grape tomatoes'. I've finally found a variety that fits the bill. As you can see from the photo, plants are very productive and rather tall, too (6 foot +). Classic flavor, with a hint of sweetness.
HISTORY: Open-pollinated variety from either Indiana or Ohio. I obtained seed from Trudi Greissle Davidoff of WinterSown.org . She had this stated on the seed packet:  "Saved by a loving daughter, these are yummy grape tomatoes, nice for salad or snacking, IND, 72+ DTM". Additional correspondence with Trudi provided this: "The only information I have is the name I gave the seeds. If I recall right they were sent with a note about that they reseeded in her Mom's garden and that they were something they always looked forward to. I want to say Indiana or Ohio but can't remember, I don't have the correspondence anymore."

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Grape
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:  OP - Indiana or Ohio, USA


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Outhouse Cherry Tomato
OUTHOUSE CHERRY
I purchased these seeds at a seed swap in Berea, KY in 2014 from a gentleman who said that they were the red version of Coyote. Turns out, he was right - they are sweet ½” tiny bright fruits that are terrific for snacking – particularly by kids! Super prolific vines can 10’ to 12’ in length. Plant these in the driest and/or hottest area of your garden (or yard) and let them go. There is no caging these -- trust me. A helpful tip when picking them (if any actually make it into the house), cut the whole sprig from the plant, as opposed to picking them individually. They will last for days this way.
HISTORY: A species variety from the Lakeland, Florida area.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Early -season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Currant
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Very small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salad
ORIGIN: Species - Florida, USA


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Honeydrop Tomato
PINK HONEYDROP
BEST CHERRY OF 2016 & 2nd Place TOMATO FEST 2017!

No one could resist this sugar-sweet pearly pink sherbet darling. Not quite a grape-type, the fruits are borne in a profusion of clusters considerably earlier than others.

They do not crack easily and are seemingly disease resistant. Plants are polite, making this variety a good candidate for container growing.  

HISTORY: A recessive pink-fruited off-type of 'Honeydrop' selected by Rachel and Tevis Robertson-Goldberg from Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, who found it as a sport in their tomato patch. Robertson-Goldberg sent the seed to Fedco Seeds , who offered it commercially in 2011. More information can be found here. My original seed source was from a commercial packet of 'Honeydrop' from Fedco Seeds. Fedco has chosen to name the pink variant that they found 'Pink Princess'. I have chosen to honor the 'Honeydrop' heritage and will be calling my selection 'Pink Honeydrop'. There is a very small chance that an off-type will recur.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblong
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:  OP - USA


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Raymondo's Australian Mist Tomato
RAYMONDO'S AUSTRALIAN MIST
Outstanding sweet flavor! Light yellow fruits are born on trusses of up to 8 fruits. Large, potato-leaved plants provide ample coverage to prevent sun-scald. Disease resistant and drought tolerant. Flavor is further enhanced when grown on the dry side.

If you have young one's around the house, this is the perfect variety to acclimate them to eating vegetables straight out of the garden!
HISTORY: A stabilized cross of Galina's Yellow x Snow White, originally made by "Raymondo" (as known on web forums) of Australia in 2007/2008. He sent seeds to Dean Slater (Copemish, MI) who advanced the line. My grow-out furthered the stabilization. Dean obtained permission to name the cross.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN:  OP - USA/Australia


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Sugar Lump Tomato
SUGAR LUMP
Beautiful trusses of 6 to 15 fruits per spray. The super sweet fruits are 3/4 - 1 inch in diameter and deep dark red in color. Very prolific. Fruits are very versatile - hand-to-mouth, salads, drying and sauces.
HISTORY: Bred by Paul Tellhelm and introduced in 1950-1951 by Ernst Benary Samenzucht (formerly of Erfurt, East Germany; now Hann Muenden, Germany). It was named "Benary's Gartenfreude, Hochzucht". Offered commercially by Jung Quality Seed, Randolph, Wisconsin in 1960 as 'Jung's Sugar Lump'.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Globe
FRUIT SHAPE: Oblate
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN:OP - Commercial Heirloom


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Super Sweet 100 Tomato
SUPER SWEET 100
Hundreds of delicious, extra-sweet, 1 oz., bite-sized tomatoes, you'll want to pop one in your mouth every time you pass by. Each long cluster can produce up to 100 tomatoes or more and continues to bear until the first fall frost. The beautiful ruby red fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. An improvement of the favorite Sweet 100 tomato, it has a sweeter flavor and disease resistance to Verticillium and Fusarium (race 1) wilt.
HISTORY: Commercial hybrid

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: Hybrid - USA


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Sweet Linda Tomato
SWEET LINDA
One-inch dark pink round cherries on sturdy potato leaved vines. Really nice flavor that starts with a nice bite and finishes sweet. A super nice addition to a pretty summer salad. I'll bet these would be really good oven-roasted. Highly recommended.
HISTORY:  An intentional cross of Marianna’s Peace and Sungold F1, made by Millard Murdock of East Flat Rock, North Carolina. He had been looking for a tomato to name in honor of his wife. From this cross, two lines have been stabilized, each looking identical except for the foliage type - Sweet as Linda is the regular leaf sister.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Potato
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN:OP - North Carolina, USA


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Sweetie Tomato
SWEETIE
An extremely sweet cherry with 1 to 1-1/2 inch fruits borne in clusters. The juicy fruits have a sugar content sometimes exceeding 14%. The large plants produce all summer. Lots of foliage helps protect against sunscald and heat stress.
HISTORY: A now open-pollinated commercial heirloom originally bred and introduced by Petseed Company in 1980.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Salad, Fresh, Drying
ORIGIN: Commercial heirloom USA


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Whippersnapper Tomato
WHIPPERSNAPPER
If you've been looking for a tomato to grow in containers or hanging baskets that has great flavor and is very early, you will love this one.

Quarter-sized grape/oval fruits seems to be in constant various stages of ripeness (from pale green > orange > dark pink). They grow in clusters of 5-18 fruit and are produced over a short period. Allow fruits to fully mature (dark pink) for peak flavor.

Very short plants are unusual in that their thin vines tend to grow laterally, as opposed to upwards, making staking nearly impossible. In very good soil and larger containers, plants can produce hundreds of fruit. Needs less sun than other tomatoes. 
HISTORY: Unknown

GROWTH HABIT: Dwarf / Determinate
MATURITY: Early-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Round
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Pink
USE: Fresh, Salad, Kabobs
ORIGIN: Unknown - OP


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Yellow Pear Tomato
YELLOW PEAR
Picture perfect, bite-sized, pear-shaped, yellow fruits are produced in clusters all season long. The flavor  is mild-sweet. Very productive, and heat-resistant. Excellent for popping in your mouth fresh out of the garden, salads, pickling and preserving.



HISTORY:
First grown in the early 1800's.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Cherry
FRUIT SHAPE: Pear
FRUIT SIZE: Small
FRUIT COLOR: Yellow
USE: Fresh, Salad, Drying
ORIGIN: Heirloom


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