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Maturity early
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad
Variety type open-pollinated
Country USA


early, indet. compact plant with potato leaf foliage, 1-2 oz red round fruits, some with pointed end, very good flavor for an early tomato, excellent fruit set in cool weather, excellent production, does well in 5 gal pots. Some growers say it tastes better than Stupice.

Seed source:

1. NY KI N 07 (Nancy Kirch, NY)
2. Jan Nienaber, BC, Canada 05

Year grown: 2005, 2007

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


  • This variety was originally called "Sprint" (not to be confused with another Sprint tomato which is listed at SSE as regular leaf!), and Johnny's changed the name from 'Sprint' to 'Kotlas' because Kotlas became Johnny's sister city in the USSR.
  • Kotlas is a northern city in Arhangelsk region of Russia, and unfortunately it was also one of the places where lots of people were deported and placed in labor camps for their political or religious beliefs by the communist regime in the 1920-40s. The labor camps existed there until 1953. For more history see Kotlas and the GULAG article.

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