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 and thick-walled fruit are good for processing and for fresh use. Fruit detaches without calyx and 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 and author of The Beautiful Food Garden. It then found its way to the Heritage Seed Library in England and we brought it back to Oregon.