Tomato, Fakel (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Det.
Deep red, 2½” slightly elongated round paste-type fruits with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants. Juicy & thick-walled fruit are good for processing & for fresh use. Fruit detaches without calyx & is extremely prolific, even in cool conditions. Russian variety, first brought from Moscow to Oregon by Kate Gessert, who was a leader of horticultural tours of the Soviet Union & author of The Beautiful Food Garden. It then found its way to the Heritage Seed Library in England & we brought it back to Oregon.