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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape ribbed, hollow
Fruit size medium
Fruit type stuffer, canner, paste
Variety type heirloom, open-pollinated
Country Italy
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Gezahnte - sliced fruit. 2014-08-11.


Vigorous indet. plants with regular leaf wispy foliage. 4-10 oz oz pink fruits are pear shaped and very ribbed, and have dry flesh. Beautiful! Very good flavor, great for sauce or canning. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Peter Gallant, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada 07 / David Lemasters, Pennsylvania

Year grown: 2014

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


Moderate sized vines (about 6 ft) need caging or staking. Produces a very good crop of medium (4-6 oz) ribbed red fruit often with green shoulders. Fruit have thick meaty walls and tend to have partly hollow cavity as shown in photo. Flavor is okay but very mild. Interesting fruit shapes provide decorative slices. Skyfire Garden Seeds (located in Kansas) notes that variety performs well even in very hot conditions.

Seed source:

Skyfire Garden Seeds

Year grown: 2006

Location: Augusta, Michigan


  • No commercial sources were noted for 2004 in the Garden Seed Inventory 6th edition.
  • Originated with Frau Isabella Buhrer-Keel of Basel, Switzerland, who obtained the seeds from an Italian man whose mother grew this tomato in Naples, Italy. Frau Isabella Buhrer-Keel donated seed to ProSpecieRara, Aarau, Switzerland.
  • The name means "toothed" in Swiss.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2003 Yearbook by Sylvia Davatz of Hartland, Vermont (VT DA S), who received seeds from Pro Specie Rara, the Swiss Seed Savers Exchange, in 2001.
  • SSE TOMATO 5324.
  • Introduced commercially in North America by Skyfire Garden Seeds .

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