Shedra Sliva Tarasenka

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Shedra Sliva Tarasenka
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape plum
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, cooking, canner
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Ukraine
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Shedra Sliva Tarasenka - sliced fruit. 2013-10-01.


Indet., very long vines, regular leaf. Slender red pear-shaped fruits up to 3" long, very interesting shape. Flesh is dry and perfect for cooking, sauce or drying. Seed chambers contain very thick gel, and some fruits can be semi-hollow. 2-3 oz.

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) via Patricia Mitchell of College of Rockies, BC, Canada 13 / Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R) 07 / Lyuda Battin

Year grown: 2013

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


75 days, indet., regular leaf, high yield of 3x1.5" red fruit, excellent taste, keeps well.

Seed source:

Lyuda Battin

Year grown: 2006

Location: Pasadena, Texas


  • This tomato was developed by the late Feodosiy M. Tarasenko of Ukraine, who was a Physics teacher and started to breed tomatoes after he retired in the early 1970s. Feodosiy Tarasenko developed about 50 tomato varieties, some of which he called 'Hybrid', although they were stabilized and hence open-pollinated. He used the word 'hybrid' to emphasize that he made crosses to develop his varieties.
  • (Tatiana's note) I could not find a tomato with a similar name mentioned in Russian or Ukrainian sources. I suspect that this variety may not have been widely known or available commercially in Russia or Ukraine.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Michael Gunn of Pasadena, Texas (TX GU R), who received the seeds from Lyuda Battin, who shared many Russian and Ukrainian varieties with Michael Gunn.
  • Michael Gunn shared the seeds with Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D).
  • After Dan McMurray passed away, his second wife passed McMurray's seed collection to the College of Rockies, BC, Canada.
  • Patricia Mitchell, who is a keeper of the McMurray's Seed Collection at College of Rockies passed the seeds to Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T) in 2013 to grow out and save fresh seeds.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

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