Tomato, Astrakhanskie (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Indet.
Big red beefsteak variety from the Astrakhan region of Russia. A big hit in our tomato patch as their appearance alone is all you could want in a beefsteak, and with the flavor to match, they are one of our go-to varieties when harvesting for the kitchen. What really surprised us was the yield and earliness. Large red fruits have a flattened oblate shape with some attractive ribbing and can reach up to 1 lb. Best flavor when slightly under ripe. Tall floppy vines are productive for an heirloom. We received it originally from Tatiana Kouchnareva, the creator of the wonderful website Tatiana’s TOMATObase. She received this variety from Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus.