Sakharnyi Pudovichok

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Sakharnyi Pudovichok
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape beefsteak
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type


Compact indet. plants with dense regular foliage produce lots of medium to large beefsteaks up to 1 lb with yellow epidermis, which makes the exterior of the fruit look red, but the flesh is certainly pink. Some fruits are slightly ribbed and have some concentric cracking after rain. Excellent taste, not many seeds. Very early for such a large fruited tomato. Our new favorite in 2010.
I received the seed in the original commercial packet from my Mom in South Urals Russia in 2006, and had trouble to grow it out in 2008 (which was a horrible year for tomatoes), and in 2009 I got 0% germination. So I was not hoping for much when I planted the remaining 6 seeds in 2010. Only 1 seed sprouted... and then the plant got stem rot and I had to take a cutting and root it to save the plant, which set it back quite a bit compared to other tomato seedlings I had in spring 2010. Anyway, the short story is I had real trouble getting this variety going with my seed stock! Much to my surprise, this only seedling grew very fast into a vigorous bushy plant in a 5 gal container, and was the first to set quite a few fruit in the cool and wet spring 2010. It was also the first to produce 1 lb red fruits, which were simply wonderful.
20 seeds / packet.

Seed source:

Alla Gavlovskaya of Chelyabinsk, South Urals, Russia, 06 / CV 'Sibirskiy Sad' (Russian)

Year grown: 2010)

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


  • Russian commercial variety introduced in 2006 by Russian commercial vendor 'Sibirskiy Sad'.
  • Tatiana's note: Some Russian non-commercial sources say it is a pink tomato with heart-shaped fruits, but it is certainly not true, as I grew mine from the original commercial seed packet and got oblate red beefsteaks.

Description in Russian

  • Плоды плоские, умеренно ребристые, мясистые и вкусные, массой 300-600гр Разрезанный томат сахарится на изломе и почти не имеет семян. Рекомендуется для использования в свежем виде и домашней кулинарии.

Russian name: Сахарный Пудовичок

Tatiana's note: The closest direct translation I can come up with is 'Sugar Pounder' or 'Sugar Pood'. I am not quite sure how 'Pudovichok' translates into English ('Pud', from which 'pudovichok' word was derived, is an old and now obsolete Russian measure of weight which is equal to 40 pounds). Another possible translation is 'Ton of Sugar', that assumes that 'Pud' is an equivalent of English 'ton' used in phrases like 'this box weighs a ton'.

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