Tomato ‘Kazakh Schalavije’
This is a rare variety, without much known history unfortunately, although the name would imply it originally hails for Kazakhstan.
If you live in a longer season with a dryer climate, this is a great variety for you to try out. The roots don’t like to sit in water, but even with very minimal watering this variety does not seem to suffer any cracking. Lovely, sweet (but full) flavour and bright orange (almost pumpkiny) coloured skin. Best for fresh eating to really enjoy the flavour, but does make a nice addition to soups and stews. Larger plant, requires some good staking. My largest fruit were about 300g (10 oz) but most fruit weighs in at about 150-200g.
See the seed bank database entry here.
Indeterminate, regular leaf. 80-90 days from transplant.
Approximately 25 seeds per packet.
Germination tested in 2019.