Moskvich Pole Tomato Seeds


This packet yields approximately 24 plants when started inside.
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'Moskvich' translates to "inhabitant of Moscow", paying homage to the area where it was bred in the early 1970s (more information inside packet). After a winter without homegrown tomatoes, it will be the first one you will harvest, as it withstands cool weather. At the end of the hot summer when temperatures cool off, it is the last to slow down in production of full-size, garden-fresh fruit.
$2.29 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum

Days to Maturity: 75–80 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Andes

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: Vines up to 6' or longer

Variety Information: Globe-shaped, 4–6 oz. fruits are deep red. Plants are more cold tolerant than other tomato varieties. 'Moskvich' is an indeterminate type tomato developed in the early 1970s at the Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry near St. Petersburg, Russia.

Type: Indeterminate, Slicer (Learn more)

Attributes: Cold Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: For mild climates only: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant when air temperature is 45°F or warmer, usually 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 24"–36"

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 24"–36"

Harvesting: 'Moskvich' tomatoes are at the peak of sun-ripened deliciousness when red, and have a slight give when gently squeezed.

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Living in Montana, I was very excited to see a tomato variety that could handle a little cold. I started them indoors along with several other varieties. I'm not sure what I did wrong -- the other varieties are all much happier and I didn't treat them any different. Same medium, same grow lights, same watering. These guys were spindly and slow growing. I've just transplanted the two best outside with protection, but I'm not very hopeful of their survival. Meanwhile, my cherry tomato starts are a foot taller and lush.
Owner Response: Hi Melissa, Hang in there. It isn't unusual for different cultivars of tomatoes to vary in appearance when they are young. Generally speaking, they hit the ground running and catch up with gusto!

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