Tomato Moskovich (Moskvich)

An early red slightly flattened round tomato on Indeterminate vines.


From the 2019 Seed Swap, again this is one of the cultivars we grew for the first time in 2021.

The various sources on the web suggest that it was developed by the Vavilov institute in Moscow in the early 1970s (which if true makes it open pollinated coming on heritage). Supposedly cold tolerant (which is good for us) with tasty fruit suitable for all uses.

2021 was a slow year with all varieties of tomatoes that we grew late to mature. The first Moskovich were not harvested until mid August but that was also true of many other smaller cultivars. The trusses had only a few fruit (3 – 6) and there weren’t many trusses on the plant. However, as you can tel from the picture, they were reasonably large (100g – 150g) and a strong red colour. They didn’t taste anything particularly special but cook well.

Despite being fed and watered the same as all the other plants in the greenhouse, the leaves went yellow with green veins quite quickly and so we cut them off to allow the fruit to be exposed to the sun to help them ripen.

We will harvest and keep seeds but its one of those varieties that compete with a large number of other cultivars.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round/Boat Shaped
  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Red
  • Flesh Colour: Red
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Ripe Days: 60-70
  • Taste: Average
  • Our Source: 2019 SS
  • Origin: Russia
  • Alternatives: Most Red Standard
  • Fruit per Truss: 3-6
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 inches

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Updated: 08/01/2024