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Maturity Late
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Leaf Type Regular Leaf
Fruit Colour Red/orange bicolour
Fruit Shape Elongated
Origin Russia
Tomato 'Sherkhan' fruit August 2023, ©Kelly
Tomato 'Sherkhan' fruit Sept 2023, ©Kelly
Tomato 'Sherkhan' green fruit July 2023, ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2020, 2023

Accession: 279

Seed Source: Original seed from Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T), of BC.


2023 Did SO WELL for me this year! A later variety for sure, but it was producing like crazy from mid to late August until frost killed it. It was nice to have this one producing so well when everything else was finishing off. Definitely not a dwarf plant, and has a sprawling habit so needs very good staking or caging. Mine did really well in a 7 gal pot, I grew one in a 3 gal just to see and didn't produce, so definitely needs a larger pot or in-ground growing conditions. Loves heat. Excellent canner or paste, dry flesh with very few seeds. I really got a kick out of this variety. 4 lbs/plant, average fruit 60g.
2020 Only managed to get a few seed due to bad timing of a move.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Sprawling

Vine Growth Habit: Indeterminate

Plant size: Medium (3 ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Late (95 days - see note from 2023)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red/orange striped

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Elongated

Fruit Fasciation: Slight

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Excellent

Average Fruit Diameter:

Average Fruit Length:

Average Fruit Weight: 60g

Affliction Observations

Other Observations


  • Russian commercial variety.
  • The name means 'Shere Khan' in Russian, the name of the fictional tiger in "The Jungle Book" but Kipling.