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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Donskoi - sliced fruit. 2006-09-17.


80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with high yield of large red heart shaped fruits, average weight 13-16 oz, the largest fruit was 2 lb 1 oz, double or triple hearts are not uncommon. Delicious flavor. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Tamara Yaschenko of Byisk, Altai, Russia, 06

Year grown: 2006, 2015

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


85 days, indet., regular leaf, red oxheart fruit, 12-18 oz, excellent flavor, good yield.

Seed source:

Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) 07

Year grown: 2007

Location: Oblong, Illinois


80 days, indet., regular leaf, red heart shaped fruit to 2 lbs., good producer.

Seed source:

Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) 07

Year grown: 2007

Location: Pasadena, Texas


  • Russian variety from Rostov region. The name implies it may have originated from Don region of central Russia.
  • Seed was obtained from Tamara Yaschenko's collection by Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) in 2006 as part of a large seed exchange. First listed at Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Tatiana Kouchnareva, BC, Canada.
  • There are two tomato varieties called 'Donskoi' in Vavilov Institute database - 'Donskoi 68' (1950) and 'Donskoi 202' (1959). It is not clear if this variety is related to any of the two.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2009.

Russian name: Донской

The name means 'From Don region' in Russian.

Description in Russian

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