|Variety type||open-pollinated, heirloom|
- Indet., regular leaf plants produce many large red beefsteaks. 8-12 oz, but some fruits can be up to 23 oz. Outstanding rich flavor. Very productive. (15 seeds / packet)
- Tamara Yaschenko of Biysk, Siberia, Russia 06
Year grown: 2006, 2014
- 85 days, indet., regular leaf, red beefsteak fruit, 8-16 oz, excellent flavor, good yield.
Year grown: 2007
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- Russian heirloom 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 Biysk, Siberia, Russia in 2006. Tatiana grew it in 2006 and offered it in the 2007 SSE Yearbook.
- Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2009.
Russian name: Аркашин
- The name may mean "Arkasha's", where 'Arkasha' is a Russian male first name derived from 'Arkady'. Alternatively, "Arkashin" could be a last name of the breeder or the gardener the seeds were originally collected from. No historical information is available, and we can only speculate where the name came from.
Description in Russian
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - baby fruit. 2014-06-16.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - baby fruit. 2014-06-20.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - baby fruit. 2006.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - green fruit. 2006.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - green fruit. 2014-07-19.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - ripe fruit. 2014-08-04.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - ripe fruit. 2014-08-14.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Arkashin - sliced fruit. 2014-08-14.
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||.||.|
|2014||Heritage Tomato Seed - new||.||.|
|2013||Delectation of Tomatoes - new||.||.|
|2012||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - sold out for 2011||.||.|
|2011||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||1||1|
|2010||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||3||.|
|2009||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds||3||.|
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