Tomato, Mashenka (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 75 days. Indet.
A high quality & high yielding medium-large, main-season red slicer from Russia that is stocky & round just like a tomato should be. The skin is always blemish free & slightly shiny. Meaty beefsteak type with dense, tasty flesh that can be used for slicing fresh or for canning. The size is usually fairly large for us, but not giant, averaging around 12-14 oz. This tomato is part of our growing line of awesome Russian & Siberian varieties. Mashenka is a common Russian woman’s name & this tomato is a popular commercial variety there. According to a translation of the Russian website MirAgro, Mashenka is resistant to Alterneria, Fusarium, & shows some tolerance to late blight & mosaic virus. We received this variety originally from Tatiana Kouchnareva, of Tatiana’s TOMATObase, which is a valuable online resource we use routinely. She received her seed from Tamara Yaschenko of Biysk, Siberia.