Moskvich

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Tomato 'Moskvich'. ©Kelly
Tomato 'Moskvich'. ©Kelly
Tomato 'Moskvich' on the vine. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009, 2014

Accession: 41

Seed Source: Original seed bank stock from a plant purchased at a farmer's market in Nelson, BC (2009).

Comments:

2014 An awesome workhorse tomato - is excellent for fresh eating and preservation and sauces. Classic tomatoey flavour, and well rounded sweetness with some acidity. Didn't produce as well for me this year as it did five years ago, but that may be due to my poor positioning of the plant, causing it to be overcrowded. I had smaller fruit this year, but more of them than when grown in previous years. 6lb per plant.
2009 Good sized 10-14oz fruit. Excellent flavour, very meaty. Good for canning as well. Does well in high heat with water restrictions, only a bit of cracking. Your classic looking tomato. Needs heavy staking to accommodate the large fruit. 5.5lb/plant.


Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Intermediate

Plant size: Large (4.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Heavy

Maturity: 78 days

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth (some fruit will display slight fasciation)

Fruit Firmness: Medium

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 4"

Average Fruit Length: 3"

Average Fruit Weight: 200g (7oz)

Other Observations

  • Resistant to high-heat.
  • Crack resistant.
  • Can suffer blossom end rot if not fertilized properly.
  • Does suffer a bit in cool, wet weather.

History

  • Name translated from Russian to "one who lives in Moscow".
  • Developed in the 1970's by the Vavilov Institute (IOGEN, Moscow).