|Fruit type||canner, slicer|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, heirloom|
- indet., regular leaf, medium sized perfectly shaped red globes with very good old-fashioned balanced flavor.
- 1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06
- 2. Martin Longseth of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (WI LO M) 08 / trade
- 3. Lurley Hernandez, Galena, Ohio 11 / Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 11
Year grown: 2010(1 - crop failure), 2011 (1)
- 75 days, indet., excellent earthy acid flavor, keeps well, resists sun scald and cracking, Greece.
- CV Harvest Moon
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- indet., red tomato.
Year grown: 2007
- Mid season [May 1 sowing the first ripe fruits on August 25], indet.,regular leaves, red, round, slicer, open-pollinated, midsize juicy fruits [5-7 oz] with excellent flavor [according to me]
- Swordy, Rhodos, Greece
Year grown: 2015
Location: Czech republic, Brno, 780 ft
- Midseason, red, round, softball-sized fruits. Very productive. A friend who tried mine said they were the best-tasting tomatoes he had ever had. I thought they were pretty good, too (and though I like the flavor, I like it more for the texture). The fruit-quality and size was similar to that of Creole (which I also grew in 2016, from the same seed source), but Thessaloniki was later to mature and more productive. The large fruits are very easy to find and harvest. They are also easy to process. They have thick walls and nice texture. This is one of my top two favorites in 2016 (Matina was the other); I grew about a hundred varieties. It was somewhat later than expected, but production and overall satisfaction quite made up for it. I saved seeds to grow again in 2017. It was one of the few large-fruited varieties that wasn't ever mealy for me, in 2016. The fruit size, shape, taste and texture were all very consistent. I didn't see anything like catfacing, blossom scars or such on it. I didn't see any fruit blemishes. Mine weren't acidic, but we probably did have wood ash in the soil (with peat moss to balance the pH), which wood ash may decrease fruit acidity and may also account for the larger-than-otherwise-reported size.
- timeless-tomatoes.com (ordered 31 Jul 2015)
Year grown: 2016
Location: New Plymouth, Idaho
- Greek heirloom, introduced to the USA in the 1950's by Glecklers Seedsmen, Ohio.
- Description from the Gleckler 1958 Catalog:
- "A wonderful new strain recently developed at the Ministry of Agriculture Experiment Farm in Greece. A cross of early Thessaloniki and late Thessaloniki, mid-season in maturity. Vine growth indeternimate heavy, with dense foliage. Plant health throughout the season is very good, carrying considerable resistance to fungus diseases. Most amazing is its characteristic of producing practically all uniform size, deep globular fruits about the size of a baseball. Very beautiful, smooth, with perfect blossom ends. Small and rough-shaped fruits are a rarity. Skin is very tough, highly resistant to cracking, Ripens to a beautiful scarlet color, uniformly over the entire fruit. Its solid fleshy interior is mildly flavored and fruits keep very well after ripening. Adapted for staking and we value it a very important market or home garden strain. Reports of trials with Thessaloniki say "nothing more could be asked for in tomatoes". "
You can buy Thessaloniki seeds at Tatiana's TOMATObase Seed Shop.
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|Description||indet., regular leaf, medium sized perfectly shaped red globes with very good old-fashioned balanced flavor.|
|Fruit color||red +|
|Fruit shape||round +|
|Fruit size||medium +|
|Fruit type||canner + and slicer +|
|Growth habit||indet. +|
|History||* Greek heirloom, introduced to the USA in … * Greek heirloom, introduced to the USA in the 1950's by Glecklers Seedsmen, Ohio.
|Member code||B.C KO T +, TX GU R +, GERM SC K +, CZEC GR V + and ID DE M +|
|Seed source||1. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 06
|Variety type||open-pollinated + and heirloom +|
|Vendor||Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds +, Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds +, Gleckler Seedmen +, Tomato Growers Supply +, TomatoFest +, Sand Hill Preservation Center +, Skyfire Garden Seeds +, Heirloom Seeds +, Heirloom Tomatoes +, Heritage Tomato Seed +, J&L Gardens Seed +, Solana Seeds +, Trade Winds Fruit +, Delectation of Tomatoes +, Gourmet Seed International +, Hazzard's Wholesale Seeds +, Knapp's Fresh Vegies + and Seeds of Change +|
|Year grown||2010(1 - crop failure) + and 2011 (1) +|