Commercialized by Two Seeds in a Pod Heirloom Seed Co
Seed crop 2017
Yeni Dunya, meaning New World, is an old commercial variety that was once widely grown in Northwest Region of Turkey. Fruits of Yeni Dunya have light green and thin rind with red, juicy, crunchy and sweet flesh. Each fruit can weigh as much as 10 lbs. Seeds are white. Our plants produced 4-5 fruits and performed very well throughout the drought of Spring 2017.
We grew our plants from USDA’s accession PI 169295. Our special thanks go to Dr. Bob Jarrett of USDA and John Swenson of Seed Savers Exchange, for helping us to retrieve the accession.