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Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato Organic

Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato Organic

TM920

72 days. An out of this world tomato from the Ukraine! Cosmonaut Volkov set our taste buds flying high with its rich, deep, balanced, sweet and tangy flavor. Determinate plants set generously sized, 2-3 inch, slightly squat, deep orange/red fruit with green-tinged shoulders, and bright red interiors. A taste sensation that only an heirloom can offer.
Also available as a conventional or grafted plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35-40 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • TM920/L
  • 1/8 gram Organic
  • $3.95

  • TM920/M
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $9.85

  • TM920/N
  • 1/4 oz Organic
  • $22.50
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F6-141/4"55°FSee below3-4'80%3 years≈ 35-40High


Lycopersicon lycopersicum The first ripe, juicy tomato of summer is a delicious milestone of the season for gardeners. Each year we test and evaluate more than 250 tomato varieties to bring you the most flavorful, best performing selections, for every desired use. An array of nutrients and antioxidants including the especially potent lycopene, found in its highest concentration in tomatoes, supports healthy eyesight, cardiovascular health, cancer-fighting capacity, and more.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplant.

Culture
Determinate tomatoes: grow compactly, sprawling laterally, usually do not require staking, and fruit ripens over a short period of time
Indeterminate tomatoes: grow on long vines, generally require pruning to 1 or 2 leaders that need to be trellised
• Fertile, well drained, raised beds covered with plastic mulch promote early growth and better yields
• Tomatoes are high feeders and will benefit from regular fertilization with Age Old Bloom
• To prevent blossom end rot use a high calcuim amendment
• Overwatering can cause fruit to crack

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow seeds in trays 6-8 weeks before anticipated transplant date; up-pot into 3-4 inch pots when the first set of true leaves appears
• Strong light and cooler temperatures (60-70°F) prevent plants from getting leggy
• Fertilize with Age Old Grow every 10-14 days
• When transplanting work in compost, 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer, and handful of bone meal
• Determinates can be spaced 18-24 inches apart, indeterminates 24-36 inches apart
• Tomatoes can be buried up to the top 2 sets of leaves
• Use Kozy-Coats or Victorian Bell Cloches to protect young plants

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles and tomato hornworms
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row cover for flea beetles, and Monterey B.t. for tomato hornworms
Common diseases: Early and late blight
Disease prevention: A strict 3-4 year rotation, remove vines at the end of the year, fungicide

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when fully ripe, do not refrigerate for best flavor
• Green fruit should be ripened in a cool, dark area; make sure fruit are not touching

KEY TO TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
B | Bacterial Wilt
F* | Fusarium Wilt
FOR | Fusarium Crown and Root Rot
L | Gray Leaf Spot
LB | Late Blight
LM | Leaf Mold
N | Roundworm | Nematode
PL | Corky Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
PST | Bacterial Speck
RK | Root-Knot
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
TYLCV | Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus
V | Verticillium Wilt
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Kari Macri
Oct 9, 2016  |  By Kari
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Growing tomatoes 5 miles inland from Humboldt county north coast is not easy. But this tomato did very well. The plants were vigorous and prolific. The flavor of the fruit was great! Will be growing these next year.
Delicious but hard to grow
Jan 7, 2016  |  By Kathryn Wilson
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Taste is fantastic but plant is tougher to grow than some. The second year I grew it (both years in a half wine barrel) was better than the first, but in both years, even with pruning, the vines and leaves grew thickly near the center of the tomato ladder then sprawled outward like a giant spider and required extra staking.. The plant kept producing over a long period, even though it looked sickly at times, and required lots of cutting back shoots and leaves. Tomatoes are better for eating fresh than canning.
Gin
Aug 16, 2015  |  By Virginia A
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A friend shared his plant with me and it has been marvelous! Meaty texture, delicious taste, heavy producer in my East Bay garden. Everyone I gift a tomato to asks for more.
Great taste, low production
Jan 26, 2015  |  By The
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This is one of the best tasting tomatoes, ever ... up in the top 5%. I've grown it for several years and in my area, the plants do not produce much, even tho my soil is spectacular. Would be interesting to see if production improves with grafting.
Excellent
Aug 9, 2014  |  By Jacqueline
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What a delicious tomato. Will plant again next year.