Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 72-75 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-7 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato - A Treasured Ukrainian Heirloom
Early season large 6 -12 oz red fruit with sweet rich full bodied flavor. Underestimated variety, much earlier, incredibly productive and tastier than many others. Old time flavor with a sharp edge.
Disease resistant, does well in cold summers or poor soils, yet produces well in hot weather. Unusually large tomatoes for an early season variety.
From Dniepropetrousk, Ukraine and named after their first Cosmonaut.
Tomatoes were grown as a crop in Mexico and Peru in pre-Columbian times, but the early history of domestication is not well known (most likely in Mexico). In Europe, tomatoes were grown as ornamentals (thought to be poisonous) and became popular as a food only in the 18th century.
Raw or cooked the tomato is one of the most widely used and versatile foods from your garden. Use fresh in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. Cooked in sauces and stews. Can be stuffed, dried, puree, paste or powdered. The uses are endless!
Tomatoes suffer more transplant shock than other vegetables, but you can minimize this by hardening them off for a week or two first. This means setting them outdoors in their pots in a protected place so that they get some warm sun, a little gentle wind, and even some cool (not freezing) nights. This will help them adjust to some of the stresses of real life before having their roots transplanted into the ground.
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These grew beautiful fruit, darker red inside than any other home grown tomatoes I have seen. Wonderful intense tomato flavor. We started them indoors in March because we are a Zone 5, and by July most of them were done. Next year I will stagger the planting more for continual yield. The only trouble I had with them was pests/slugs would get to some of them before I did. That is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. Also, I had excellent germination rate!