Exclusive release! Seed for the original strain of Mikado (also known as Turner's Hybrid, though it's not a hybrid!) was acquired from a local tomato farmer in Salem County, New Jersey, in 1997. This is one of the rarest and perhaps most sought-after of all the American heirloom tomatoes and we are pleased to offer it here for the first time. Originally released in1886, this is the original potato-leafed strain yielding 6-inch diameter fruit weighing as much as 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Best for slicing- or county fair competitions!