Saraev Otbor 1

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Saraev Otbor 1
Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round, oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Saraev Otbor 1 - sliced fruit. 2015-07-09.


Determinate plants with regular leaf foliage stay quite compact and manageable, so they are good for growing in pots. Fruits are red, small to medium size, round and oblate, shaped like small beefsteaks, juicy. 2-6 oz. Some fruits have speckles. Very good balanced flavor. Very early. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Valery Popenko, Semei, Kazakhstan 15

Year grown: 2015

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


  • A cold-tolerant selection by a Russian tomato breeder P.Y. Saraev, who specialize in breeding tomatoes that can withstand freezing temperatures.
  • Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds received 15 years old seeds from Valery Popenko of Semei, Kazakhstan in 2014. The seeds had relatively good germination, and the 2015 growout was successful. Unfortunately there was no way to test the cold tolerance, as the spring was exceptionally warm and quite dry, very unusual for Pacific North West.

Russian name: Отбор 1

The name means 'Selection 1' in Russian.

Description in Russian

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