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Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomato (15 seeds) (TG113) $2.50

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Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomato

         
 
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70 days. The translated name means "Malachite Box," named after the lovely green boxes that are made from this mineral that comes from the Ural mountains and other areas. This early, light-to-olive green, medium-sized tomato has succulent bright green flesh that is very flavorful and tasty. Plants are productive even in the north, as this variety was developed at Svetlana Farm in Russia, and it has been tested in Siberia! Our grower likes to make a unique green ketchup from this variety.
 
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
RedWiggler
Location:
Philadelphia area, PA, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          4.0
 
If you love intense tomatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? early, productive, great taste

What are the cons? BER prone

Review:

Absolutely delicious. More brightness/acid backbone than most green-when-ripes for unusually bright, balanced flavor with typical GWR spicy/herbal notes and luscious texture. The first of my large tomato plants to flower and set fruit, and is now, in late September, over 8 feet tall and still loaded. For best flavor, pick when it has a pronounced amber blush on the blossom end but before it gets too mushy. Did well against disease and pests and handled cold like a champ, but in hot weather I did find it very prone to the mushy, "stealth" form of blossom end rot, i.e., the kind that doesn't show until the fruit is nearly ripe and liquefies the bottom of the fruit under the skin. Granted, this summer was unusually brutal, and I had these plants in a new bed with poor tilth, but they did suffer much more from BER than other tomatoes in that bed. Still worth growing--production is so good that losing some to BER hardly mattered, and it's probably fine in normal years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katya
Location:
Pasadena, CA, United States
Date:
October 6, 2015
          5.0
 
What a great tomato
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, appearance, earliness

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I can confirm what everyone is saying, simply that this is a superb green tomato. Blind-tasted it outdid all the others (Monomakh's Hat, Tatar of Mongolistan, Kentucky Light Yellow, Woodle Orange- which was a close second.) Perfect balance of flavor, plenty of juice ie. not overly meaty, which to me can mean dry. And so beautiful to look at too! Grew vigorously in very ordinary, unmanured soil (because I arrived too late to prepare beds). Can only imagine how great it will do next year once I've added some soil amendments to the sandy, basically poor soil here in Southern California!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kathy
Location:
Roscommon, MI, United States
Date:
September 8, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor, size, texture

What are the cons? None

Review:

Delicious tomatoes! Large, strong plants which were loaded down with large tomatoes. Sweet flavorful flesh. Great as slicing tomato, in salads and just eaten as you would an apple! Out of 15 varieties grown this year this was the first to ripen. Will certainly be growing these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
persianninja
Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2015
          1.0
 
Good tasting but...
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good tasting

What are the cons? Bad Disease resistance

Review:

From all the tomatoes I tried this year, this one was a bust in terms of disease resistance. I lost all 3 plants as the weather was very humid/rainy last month.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kate
Location:
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date:
July 26, 2015
          3.0
 
A Promising Start
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous fruit setter

What are the cons? Poor disease resistance

Review:

I was very excited to grow Malakhitovaya Shkatulka because I love green-when-ripes. Every seed I planted germinated and the seedlings were the most beautiful, leafy, and vigorous of the 8 varieties I started. I planted 2 of these tomatoes and was impressed by how their vegetative growth and fruitset outpaced even my hybrid cherry and grape varieties. Unfortunately, in early July while loaded with unripe fruit, both plants succumbed to a wilt (I think fusarium) almost overnight, along with my Paul Robesons. My other heirlooms, even the famously finicky Brandywine, are definitely showing signs of disease, but have survived to bear and ripen fruit. I can't comment on the tomato's taste (made good pickles, at least), but I would recommend this tomato based on fruitset alone if you have healthy, disease-free soil. In my garden, though, it was a bust. Next year I may try grafting them to a disease-resistant rootstock.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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