I'm looking for details on physical similarity or differences between these two.
Thanks in advance,
Trudi, a good place to read first is the link below and Ken is based on your own, as it were, Long Island.
And even better link I can't put here b'c it's from another site and Ben Quisenberry's grandson showed up and shared with us stories of his grandfather as well as speaking to the issues of Stump of the World, vs Big Ben, etc.
But there was no mention at all of a Big Ben 1 and Big Ben 2, just confusion with Stump of the World and Big Ben and Bradywine itself.
Hope that helps at least patially.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ken Ettlinger and Bradywines
Someone at another site gave me the info from an SSE catalogue on the two listings so I'm good to go. If they pass their germination tests I'll be able to offer them soon. Yep, Ken's an Islander too, though he's quite east of me. LI has an amazing agricultural history, it's still growing strong after nearly 400 years ;-)
Trudi, I did read at the other site the information you were given and also added to that to say , well, you can read what I said and the additional link I gave.
All to say, and I said it there that I wouldn't assume those two SSE listings by SSE itself are correct as indicating two different Big Bens.
Just my opinion knowing the time line on those and who was there at the time.
At yet an even different site there is a very long discussion about Thing 1 and Thing 2 and you can read what I wrote there, lol. OMG, so many discussions at so many sites about two tomatoes with so many intertwined stories. Oh well. I do actually think such things are good as they create interest about interesting good tomatoes.
Thank you for your input, I appreciate it very much.