Vova Putin

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Vova Putin
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape heart, beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Vova Putin - sliced fruit. 2013-08-15.


Indet., regular leaf plants with very good foliage cover. Fruits are large red, some shaped like blunt hearts, but some are more beefsteak shape, therefore I am not sure how to categorize it. 8-17 oz. Very good balanced flavor, more acidic than sweet. Flesh is so meaty, with small seed chambers and very few seeds. Very good find! (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Elena Abolmasova, Staten Island, NY 13 / Russia

Year grown: 2013

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


  • Non-commercial variety.
  • Developed by a tomato enthusiast Nikolai Egorov of Chelyabisnk, Russia in the early 2000s. He named it after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. When the breeder tried to register the name, he got a rejection that said that nobody should be naming vegetables or fruits after Russian presidents. The story made it to the newspaper "Pravda" in 2002.
  • See the story in Pravda for more details.
  • First introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds n 2014.

Russian name: Вова Путин

Named after the Russian president.

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