Cosmonaut Volkov
COSMONAUT VOLKOV

Early for a large beefsteak, 4-inch red fruits are sweet, rich and full bodied. This underestimated variety, is incredibly productive and tastier than many others. Old-time flavor with a sharp edge. Fruits can vary in shape and size. Disease resistant plants, do well in cold summers or poor soils, yet produces well in hot weather.

HISTORY: Ukrainian variety. This tomato was named by the former space engineer Igor Mikhailovich of Maslovv after his friend Vladislav Volkov, a Russian cosmonaut, who was killed during the landing of the Russian spaceship Soyuz 11, along with the other crew members. After retiring, Igor Maslovv trialed more than 300 tomato varieties believing that  'Cosmonaut Volkov'' was the best. Introduced to Seed Savers Exchange in 1995 by Marina Danilenko, Russia.

GROWTH HABIT: Indeterminate
MATURITY: Mid-season
LEAF TYPE: Regular
FRUIT CLASS: Beefsteak
FRUIT SHAPE: Globe
FRUIT SIZE: Medium
FRUIT COLOR: Red
USE: Fresh, Salsa, Sauce
ORIGIN: OP - Ukrainian