Thessaloniki is a very nicely productive plant that is vigorous with lots of leaves that help to protect the fruit against sunscald. The fruit are red and can vary in size but most are perfect little baseball sized globes of about 6-8 oz. They resist cracking, are firm and hold well after picking. The flavor is rich with both sweet and tangy notes that are great for fresh eating and canning.


From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:

  • Greek heirloom, introduced to the USA in the 1950's by Glecklers Seedsmen, Ohio.
  • Description from the Gleckler 1958 Catalog:

"A wonderful new strain recently developed at the Ministry of Agriculture Experiment Farm in Greece. A cross of early Thessaloniki and late Thessaloniki, mid-season in maturity. Vine growth indeternimate heavy, with dense foliage. Plant health throughout the season is very good, carrying considerable resistance to fungus diseases. Most amazing is its characteristic of producing practically all uniform size, deep globular fruits about the size of a baseball. Very beautiful, smooth, with perfect blossom ends. Small and rough-shaped fruits are a rarity. Skin is very tough, highly resistant to cracking, Ripens to a beautiful scarlet color, uniformly over the entire fruit. Its solid fleshy interior is mildly flavored and fruits keep very well after ripening. Adapted for staking and we value it a very important market or home garden strain. Reports of trials with Thessaloniki say "nothing more could be asked for in tomatoes". "

Color: Red
Shape: Globe
Maturity: 65-70 D
Plant Type: Indeterminate
Leaf Type: Regular
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