Sasha's Altai

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'Sasha's Altai' mature fruit, Sept 2019 , ©Kelly
'Sasha's Altai' plant, Aug 2019 , ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2011, 2019

Accession: 55

Seed Source: Obtained from Seedy Saturday, Nelson, BC (2009).


2019 Absolutely awesome production in a very, very bad year! So much fruit, it actually toppled the plant even though it was staked and secured. I wasn't too impressed when I first grew it in Victoria, but here in the prairies it is absolutely stellar.
2011 Very thick-walled, moderate to good flavour. Dryer inside than I expected. Less productive than 'Gregori's Altai'.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Determinate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Medium (2.5ft - 3ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Mid (70 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Globular

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 2.5"

Average Fruit Length: 2.5"

Average Fruit Weight: 140gr (5oz)

Other Observations

  • Crack resistant.


  • Brought from Russia to North America in 1990. To read the full story of this tomato go here.