Bychiy Lob

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Bychiy Lob
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, commercial
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Bychiy Lob (SWED) - sliced fruit. 2013-08-10.


Indet., regular leaf. Excellent and early fruit set under diverse weather conditions helps to achieve earlier maturity and higher yields. First fruits ripen very early, and plants continue to produce throught the season. Large and ribbed red beefsteaks are very juicy, with small seed chambers, 6-12 oz, some with yellow shoulders. Flavor is very good and rich, and gets sweeter later in the season. (limited, 15 seeds/packet)

Seed source:

1. Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A) 07 / CV 'Sibirskiy Sad' (Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia)
2. Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden (SWED TR A) 10

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Russian commercial variety.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.
  • A SSE member listed it under a translated name, Cow Forehead, but this is not an exact translation, as 'Bychiy' means 'Ox's', not 'cow's'.

Also known as

Russian name: Бычий лоб

The name means 'Ox's Forehead' in Russian.

Description in Russian

  • Среднеранний, до 400гр, круглый, красный, до 50 см. Неприхотливый сорт с хорошей завязываемостью плодов в любых погодных условиях.

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Year Commercial Vendors Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings) Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)
2018 . .
2017 . .
2016 . .
2015 . .
2014 Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new . .
2013 1 (as Cow Forehead) .
2012 1 (as Cow Forehead) + 1 (as Bicij Lob) 1 (as Bicij Lob)
2011 1 (as Cow Forehead) 1 (as Bicij Lob)
2010 0 .
2009 0 .
2008 0 .
2007 0 .

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