Saraev M-22

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Saraev M-22
Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round, oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Saraev M-22 - sliced fruit. 2015-07-19.


Determinate plants with regular leaf foliage stay quite compact and manageable, so they are good for growing in pots. Fruits are red, small to medium size, round and oblate, shaped like small beefsteaks with smooth shoulders, juicy. 2-5 oz. Very early. Sweet flavor. Extremely productive.

Seed source:

Valery Popenko, Semei, Kazakhstan 15

Year grown: 2015

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

later up to two times bigger. Very fertile.


A low determinant plants that proved to me for very early cultivation in the fodder. Well grown at extreme fluctuations of temperature from 1 ° C to 40 ° C and at a humidity of 30% to 95%. Very early morning harvest of red tasty fruits (taste shown to be similar to other Sarayev´s ), initially smaller, later up to two times bigger. Very fertile.

Seed source:

Tatiana's TOMATObase, Canada

Year grown: 2016, 2017

Location: Czech republic, Brno, 780 ft


  • A cold-tolerant selection by a Russian tomato breeder P.Y. Saraev, who specialized in breeding tomatoes that can withstand freezing temperatures.
  • Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds received 15 years old seeds from Valery Popenko of Semei, Kazakhstan in 2014. The seeds had very good germination, and the 2015 growout was successful. Unfortunately there was no way to test the cold tolerance, as the spring was exceptionally warm and quite dry, very unusual for Pacific North West.

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