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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape ribbed, flattened
Fruit size small
Fruit type paste, salad, canner
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Greece
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Santorini - sliced fruit. 2014-08-05.


Indet. tall plants, regular leaf. Small flattened and ruffled/ribbed bright red fruits, 1-1.5 oz. High yields. Good flavor, more acidic than sweet. Very good canning tomato.

Seed source:

1. Robert Hoser, Wolfratshausen, Germany 10 (no seeds left)
2. Michael Volk, Texas 11 (2004 seed)

Year grown: 2011 (1 - crop failure; 2 - germination 90% (August 2011), 2014

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


  • From Greece. Original seed was collected in 1996 by Sonja Steifel on the island of Santorini in Greece where it was commercially grown.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by William Woys Weaver of Paoli, Pennsylvania (PA WE W).
  • SSE Accession: TOMATO/RED 4813.
  • Some SSE members describe it as plum-shaped (PA WE W and IL LO N), and others (WI NE J) as ribbed and flattened, similar to Red Calabash in shape. The latter is a correct description.

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