Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Days to Maturity: 75–80 days from transplanting
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.