Antonovka

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'Antonovka' unripe fruit, August 2019. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2011, 2019

Accession: 121

Seed Source: Plant Gene Resources Canada, accession no. 17650.

Comments:

2019 2019 proved to be the summer in memory for Edmonton, wet and cold, which was exactly the reason why this didn't do well for me in 2011! Here's looking forward to another year for re-growing that will give this tomato the conditions it needs.
2011 Didn't seem to like the cold, wet weather of a La Nina year, but it did take off and start producing a lot more once weather really started to warm up. Really nice flavour on this one, good balance between rich/acidic taste. It's totally normal for this variety to have darker red/brownish/greenish shouldering. I think this variety will do better in a more normal year.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Medium (4ft)

Leaf type: Regular/wispy

Leaf Coverage: Fair

Maturity: Mid (78 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red (dark)

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Fair

Average Fruit Diameter: 3"

Average Fruit Length: 1.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 226oz (8oz)

Other Observations

  • Resistant to cracking and splitting.
  • Suffered blossom drop in cold/wet weather.

History

  • Seed donated to Plant Gene Resources Canada in 1984 from Ontario, Canada.