Cseresznye Alaku

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Cseresznye Alaku
Maturity early
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size cherry
Fruit type cherry
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Hungary
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Cseresznye Alaku - sliced fruit. 2015-07-20.


Indet., very long vines produce loads of intensely red cherry tomatoes with excellent old-fashioned flavor. Regular leaf. Early to mid-season.

Seed source:

Dave Thompson, Southeast Michigan 09 / USDA

Year grown: 2015

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


  • Old heirloom variety.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), PI 289255. Donated to the USDA in 1963 from Hungary.
  • Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC), CN 17741. Listed as Csersznycalaku, which is likely a misspelling of the original name. Donated in 1985 from Ontario, Canada.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1997 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), seeds from IPK Gatersleben, LYC 3065, T 714. Collected in Hungary. Var. cerasiforme (?)
  • SSE TOMATO 3329.
  • Cseresznye Alakú means 'cherry-shaped' in Hungarian.

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