Perestroika

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Tomato 'Perestroika'. ©Kelly
Tomato 'Perestroika' ripening on the vine. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2014

Accession: 44

Seed Source: Obtained from Seedy Saturday, Nelson, BC (2010).

Comments:

2014 Excellent producer of lovely, flavourful elongated/heart shaped fruit. Firm flesh with moderate amounts of juice, excellent for preservation and fresh eating. 8lbs per plant.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Sprawling

Plant size: Large (5.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular (weeping growth type)

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: 85 days

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Heart

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 4.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 200g (7oz)

Other Observations

  • Does well in higher heat.

History

  • Of Russian origin(?)
  • This variety shares a name with another variety, but that plant produces round, red uniform fruit. It is unclear if this 'Perestroika' was a natural cross that came out of that variety, or if it just shares a name with it.