Tomato, Fakel (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. Red. 70-75 days. Det.
Deep red, 2 ½” slightly elongated, round, 2-3 oz fruit with exceptional sweet flavor on vigorous plants that are extremely prolific, even in cool conditions. Juicy and thick walled, these paste-type fruit are good for processing and also fresh eating. Fruit detaches without calyx. Russian variety, first brought from Moscow to Oregon by Kate Gessert, who was a leader of horticultural tours in the former 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.