Tomato, Astrakhanskie (Organic)
Solanum lycopersicum. 70-75 days. Indet.
Big, red beefsteak variety from the Astrakhan region of Russia. Always a big hit in our tomato patch. The appearance alone is all we could want in a beefsteak, and with flavor to match, Astrakhanskie is one of our go-to varieties when harvesting for the kitchen. What really gets us is the earliness and high yields. Large, red fruit 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.