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Tomato 'Tsygan'. ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2009, 2011, 2017

Accession: 62

Seed Source: Seed bank stock. Original seed from Dan & Val McMurray of Wynndel, BC (2009).


2017 Did quite poorly for me this year, but I think that was bad placement (extremely wet area in my garden). This is a known producer for me so was quite disappointed! I plan to re-grow again in 2018 in a dryer area.
2009 Very vigorous plant, absolutely delicious with an acidic earthy flavour. Great for sauce, really great producer, seems to thrive in heat. One of my biggest new surprises this year. Will definitely be a staple in the garden from now on. Benefits from really heavy staking. Didn't crack too much, and even then only minor cracks. Seems to turn more brown with the more sun it gets.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type: Indeterminate

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Large (4ft - 4.5ft)

Leaf type: Regular

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: Mid (73 days)

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Black/brown

Flesh colour: Brown

Fruit Shape: Globe

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set: Good

Average Fruit Diameter: 2"

Average Fruit Length: 2"

Average Fruit Weight:

Other Observations

  • Can be grown in large containers
  • Thrives in heat


  • Russian commercial variety introduced in early 2000s.
  • Originally introduced under its translated name, Gypsy.

Also Known As

  • Gypsy
  • Zigan