A small red cherry open pollinated tomato on a compact determinate plant.
Maskotka is a dwarf bush tomato developed to grow in tubs and hanging baskets. The small cherry sized fruit crop heavily on the bush. Suitable for indoor and outdoor growing where they will crop in an unheated greenhouse from mid-August onwards. Like many bush varieties, whilst Maskotka does not require pruning to maintain its shape, it can benefit from staking to keep the trusses off the ground and the fruit clean.
Its vigorous habit is similar to Garden Pearl but not quite so tall.
2020 Update: Maskotka is one of the dwarf determinate cultivars we decided to grow in 2020. Like all the plants they seemed to do particularly well with the first visible fruits on the 28th May.
Despite the poor weather through later June, one of the outdoor Maskotka plants has fruit changing colour on the 3rd July. Not ripe but getting there, one of the first to ripen as usual.
- Fruit Type: Cherry
- Fruit Shape: Round
- Fruit Size: 1-1.5ounce
- Fruit Colour: Red
- Flesh Colour: Red
- Plant Type: Determinate
- Seed Type: Open Pollinated
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Time to Ripe (from planting): Early/Mid (50+ days)
- Taste: Sweet/Acidic
- Fruit per Truss: N/A
- Truss Spacing: N/A
- Alternatives: Garden Pearl
- Our Source: Moles Seeds
We had feedback from one of our readers on this cultivar, which we thought you might like to see:
“I grew 7 plants of maskotka from seed this year. I planted them indoors and put them out in the fresh air whenever possible. I do not have a greenhouse or any type of outdoor protection. They were planted out in 5 large pots and 2 hanging baskets about 20th May. The first fully ripe tomato was collected on 4th July and since then (it is now 14th August) I have collected 13 kg (29lb) of tomatoes with probably 2 more kg to come. The taste is fantastic and they hardly ever split, unlike gardeners delight, with very little wastage. They were earlier than my neighbour’s greenhouse tomatoes. I am located in Merseyside England. The earliest of my other tomatoes are just starting to ripen. Having had these results I wonder why the internet is not full of ravie reviews of this variety. My only regret is that I did not do a second sowing to keep me going for another couple of months.”
Obviously a fan.