From Tatiana's TOMATOBase
- I added 'Michael's' to the name of the tomato to differentiate from the known Victory tomato vended by Victory Seed Company and to attribute it to the seed saver, Michael Johnson of UK, who kept this variety alive.
- Michael Johnson, UK 07
Year grown: 2013(germination failure)
- Originally from the Island of Sakhalin, Russia. Vended by Kokopelli in the late 1990s.
- Not the same variety as the 'Victory' sold by Victory Seed Company .
- Seeds have been saved by Michael Johnson, UK. This is what Michael wrote in one of his posts at Tomatoville forum in 2007:
- "All those people who were lucky enough to get some (Victory) tomato seeds from me this last season and are now growing them, I would love to know what your opinions of them are at the moment, as it is a wonderful variety that originally comes from an Island off the coast of Russia, and is quite different to the one offered by Victory seeds, and other old English greenhouse versions.
- The plants in question are usually semi-determinate and grow to about four foot high, and usually are loaded with good average size tomatoes up to about a pound in weight, but most are about eight to twelve ounces each, very tasty and a very good producer.
- My seeds originally came from Kokopelli (earlier called Terre de Semences or something like that), I got them about ten years ago, and saved the seeds all that time. Kokopelli seems to be out of stock of any Victory seeds at the moment, so it seems to be quite scarce other than the ones that I saved.
- It is a very good and reliable tomato, with somewhat surprising production rate, and well worth hanging onto as a variety."
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