Kazakh Schalavije

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Kazakh Schalavije
Maturity Midseason
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Leaf Type Regular Leaf
Fruit Colour Orange
Fruit Shape Oblate
Origin Unknown Origin
Tomato 'Kazkah Schalavije' ripe fruit. 2018.

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2012, 2018

Accession: 97

Comments:

2018 Slow grower this year, wasn't ready for harvest until 90 days, so I barely got any fruit. Definitely dryer than when I first grew it, but the season was probably much too short. Good variety for those in longer seasons that aren't too wet. Really nice flavour, and definitely worth growing if you have the climate for it! 2.75 lb/plant.
2012 Nice sweet taste. Can be a little finicky about its roots staying too wet - suffered a bit of rot which I believe was mostly due to a cool, wet spring/early summer. Nice orange colour, nice big fruit. Would grow again in a dryer year.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Large (4.5-5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Moderate

Maturity: Mid (80 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Orange

Flesh colour: Orange

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Soft

Fruit Set: Moderate

Average Fruit Diameter: 4-5"

Average Fruit Length: 2-3"

Average Fruit Weight: 280gr (10oz)

Other Observations

  • Doesn't like overly wet conditions.

History

  • Rare variety - doesn't seem to have any commercial sources, and not currently kept by government gene banks.
  • Name would imply the variety originates from Kazakhstan, but this is unverified.