Sadko Red

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Sadko Red
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink, red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia


indet., regular leaf plants, 14-18 oz red beefsteaks with very good flavor.

Seed source:

Tamara Yaschenko, Byisk, Altai, Russia, 06

Year grown: 2009

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

Russian name Садко.

Sadko (Садко) was a legendary hero of a Onega-Novgorodian bylina (epic tale) of the same name, a merchant and gusli musician from Novgorod. See Sadko article at Wikipedia for more details.


  • Russian variety from Tamara Yaschenko's collection. The seeds were sent to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) as part of a large seed exchange with Tamara Yaschenko of Byisk, Siberia, Russia in 2006. Tatiana grew it out in 2009 and observed two different fruit types - large red and smaller pink beefsteaks. The pink beefsteak fruit is consistent with Tamara's description of this variety, and it was assumed it was 'true to type' Sadko. The red variant was named Sadko Red.
  • There is also a Russian yellow hybrid called 'Sadko F1', which is not the same tomato.


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