Alesha Popovich

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Alesha Popovich
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type commercial
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Alesha Popovich - sliced fruit. 2012-09-10.


Compact indet., regular leaf, red oblate fruits, slightly ruffled, 4-8 oz. Heavy producer. Very good flavor and nice texture.

Seed source:

ONT HU J 06 (Jennifer Hutson, Ontario, Canada) / BELR BA A (Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus)

Year grown: 2011 (crop failure), 2012

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


  • Russian commercial variety introduced in the early 2000s.
  • Alesha Popovich (alt. Alyosha Popovich) is one of the three famous 'bogatyrs' (Alesha Popovich, Ilya Muromets, and Dobrynya Nikitich) in Russian folklore. See [1] for details.
  • There are three Russian tomatoes named after each 'bogatyr', and this is one of them.

Russian name: Алеша Попович.

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