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Moscow Tomato

Post  uintahiker on 5/31/2010, 12:24 am

Has anyone heard of a Moscow tomato? I got some from the nursery a few weeks ago. The guy at the nursery claimed they are the best canning tomato there is. I haven't been able to find any information about them other than one website claimed they only grow to the size of a golf ball. If so I am going to be really bent out of shape. Along that same vine of thought , is there a variety that produces more than another? I have early girls, moscows, mr stripeys, and lemon boys all going right now.

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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Chopper on 5/31/2010, 1:19 am

As I recall, Moscow tomatoes are a short season heirloom variety. Not particularly small, as far as I know, but time will tell.

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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Dietryin on 5/31/2010, 4:10 am

I planted one Black Krim in my garden.

(aka Black Crimson and Black Crim) Originally from the Isle of Krim on
the Black Sea in the former Soviet Union. This rare, and outstanding
tomato yields 3-4" slightly flattened dark-red (mahogany-colored)
slightly maroon, beefsteak tomatoes with deep green shoulders. Green gel
around seeds. Fantastic, intense, slightly salty taste (which is great
for those not wanting to add salt to their tomatoes).

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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Dietryin on 5/31/2010, 4:16 am

@Dietryin wrote:I planted one Black Krim in my garden, which is a Russian Heirloom.

(aka Black Crimson and Black Crim) Originally from the Isle of Krim on
the Black Sea in the former Soviet Union. This rare, and outstanding
tomato yields 3-4" slightly flattened dark-red (mahogany-colored)
slightly maroon, beefsteak tomatoes with deep green shoulders. Green gel
around seeds. Fantastic, intense, slightly salty taste (which is great
for those not wanting to add salt to their tomatoes).


Check out this site:
http://www.amishlandseeds.com/russian_tomatoes.htm
They have a Midnight in Moscow listed

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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Megan on 5/31/2010, 8:57 am

I have a black cherry going, is that related?
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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Jola on 5/31/2010, 1:29 pm

I have to check that (sorry, but I'm in a hurry now), but I think that Moscow or Moscovitz, or something like that, is a cold region tomato (=early) developed by the Iowa University in the city Moscow in Iowa - that's why the name. It is not Russian tomato.
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Re: Moscow Tomato

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/31/2010, 2:52 pm

Most canning tomatoes are small since they are often canned whole. If you want a good slicer heirloom, try purple cherokee or maribel. Both are excellent for fresh eating and the maribel is also good for canning as it's not too juicy.

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origin of moscow tomato

Post  chrisj on 2/25/2011, 7:02 am

the moscow tomato grown in utah was developed at the university of idaho at moscow idaho. it has a big fruit that cracks and turns green in the sun so it doesn't photogragh well. but it has an excellent flavor. in the fifties and early sixties it was grow widely for the comercial canneries then still in existence. the local nurseries that grow it mostly grow their own seed.
i realize my responce is late but i hope you enjoyed your first season of moscow tomatoes. ;o)

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Welcome Chrisj

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/25/2011, 12:04 pm

Chrisj
Thank you so much for your response to the question on Moscow Tomatoes, you provided information that we just did not have.

Welcome to our forum, and we hope you continue to participate. Have you tried SFG before? We love this method of gardening as it is so easy to follow and adjust to so many locations regardless of size and availability of materials.

Please feel free to ask questions and certainly, if you have comments to make regarding someone else's post, just jump right in.

Again, Welcome!
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