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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type family heirloom
Country Tatarstan
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Mikhalych - ripe fruit. 2013-08-12.


Indet., regular leaf plants produce many medium to large red beefsteaks, 7-16 oz, with delicious rich and sweet flavor. Flesh is very smooth, juicy, and silky. This is an excellent find! (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Ted Maiden, LaFollette, Tennessee 13 / Marina Kirishcheva, Bryansk region, Russia 13 / Elena Rizvanova, Russia

Year grown: 2013

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


  • A variety from Russia. It was sent to Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee by Marina Kirishcheva, Bryansk region, Russia in December 2012. Ted generously shared a few seeds with Tatiana.
  • This is a family heirloom from Tatarstan, which was brought to Russia by Elena Rizvanova whose paranets have been growing this tomato in their family garden in Tatarstan for many years. It is named after their family friend 'Mikhalych', who was likely the original source of the seeds.
  • First introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

Russian name: Михалыч

Mikhalych is a male name that is derived from a person's father's first name, Mikhail. Usually that's a friendly way of calling an old friend, who is usually retired.

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