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Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size small
Fruit type canner, salad
Variety type commercial
Country Russia


Early, det. compact plant with regular foliage and high yield of small red tomatoes, growing in clusters of 5-6. Fruits are 2-4 oz, slightly red oblate globes, meaty, with a nice flavor. Very well suited for container growing. Some concentric cracking in very wet weather.

Seed source:

BELR BA A 07 (Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus)

Year grown: 2009

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

Russian name: Никола.

Никола is a Ukrainian male first name.


  • Tomato variety from Altai, Siberia, Russia. Released in 1993 and available through several Russian CVs. Improved Sibirskiy Skorospelyi.
  • Here is the description translated from a seed packet from a Russian commercial vendor:
    • "One of the best varieties of Siberian selection, cool weather tolerant, high yielder, bush type that does not require pruning. The plants are determinate, bushy, 2.5' tall. 6-7 fruits in a truss, 110-140 gram each. Fruits are red round oblate, with slight ribbing. Recommended for fresh eating, good for canning."
  • Introduced to North American gardeners by Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus in 2006-2007 via seed exchanges with Tomatoville and Garden Web members.

Description in Russian

  • Детерминантный, "улучшенный" Сибирский Скороспелый. Популярный высокоурожайный среднеспелый сорт (улучшенный вариант сорта Сибирский скороспелый). Для открытого грунта. Период от полных всходов до созревания плодов 94 -110 дней. Растение детерминантное, высотой 65 см. В кисти 6-7 плодов массой 100-120 г. Плоды округлой и округло-плоской формы, гладкие, красные. Отличных вкусовых качеств. Рекомендуется для потребления в свежем виде и консервирования. Ценность сорта - стабильная урожайность, дружность формирования урожая плодов, и их отличные вкусовые качества.

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