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Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type


Very early, det., compact 2-3' tall plants with regular foliage, blemish free round red fruit, 1-2 oz, 3-5 fruits per cluster. No cracking. Fruit holds up on the vine very well and does not detach with calyx - it is the best to cut the fruit off the branch.

Seed source:

Michael Volk, Texas 07 / Glenn Parker, NZ

Year grown: 2008

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


  • Some SSE members indicated that the original seeds came from Marina Danilenko (RUSS DA M) from the former USSR; other members gave Donald Branscomb (CA BR D 84) as their seed source. It is not clear where Donald Branscomb obtained his seed.
  • SSE TOMATO 2884.
  • There is another story on the web where Dr. Orson Cannon says in his letter of January 18, 1961: "... the following, which was related to me by the late Pat Winters, probably is correct. He said that a Japanese grower in Utah by the name of Masuka selected an off-type plant in a field of Marglobe. Its offspring did so well in the area that the variety was adopted by many of the growers. Gradually the name was changed from Masuka to Moscow. Supporting this information is the fact that Moscow was grown commercially in Utah before it was grown elsewhere. When I came to Utah in 1948 the variety was being grown in about 75% of the acreage of the state, and many growers had their own strains, each of which was reputed to be better than the strains belonging to others." See [1]
  • It is possible that there are two different varieties called 'Moscow', one of which is of Russian origin.


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