Tatar of Mongolistan

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Tatar of Mongolistan
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom
Country unknown


Indet., regular leaf, relatively compact plants about 4' tall. Very high yield of flattened medium red beefsteaks, some slightly ribbed and boat-shaped, very beautiful. 4-10 oz. Very good balanced flavor.

Seed source:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2012

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


  • Dates at least to the 1970s. Introduced commercially by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in the early 2000s; original seed from Aziz Nael, an Iraqi seed collector living in Tours, France.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by James A Wolfe of Rogersville, Tennessee (TN WO J) as Tatar, he said the seeds came from a Peace Corps volunteer from Yalta, Ukraine in 1994.

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