Cosmonaut Volkov

I have been growing this one for several years now. It is a reliable producer in cooler summers and also in hot ones. Some years it produces really early, others not so early. The plants are indeterminate but do not grow too tall. They produce plenty of 8-12 oz and up, slightly flattened beefsteaks of a deep orangey red color and can have some green on the shoulders. Flavor is nicely balanced, with both acid and sweet notes present and fruit are nice and juicy, It is good for fresh eating but also for canning.

Story:

From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

This tomato was named by the former space engineer Igor Mikhailovich Maslov after his friend Vladislav Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut, who was killed during the landing of the Russian spaceship Soyuz 11, along with the other crew members. When Igor Maslov retired, he trialed more than 300 tomato varieties and he thought that Cosmonaut Volkov was the best. (This information was shared with Tatiana Kouchnareva by her seed exchange partner Valeriy Popenko of Semey, Kazakhstan, who has been growing tomatoes for more than 30 years.)

Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1995 by Marina Danilenko, Russia.

Color: Red
Shape: Beefsteak
Maturity: 70-75 Days
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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