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Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color bi-color, yellow
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type longkeeper
Variety type commercial, open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Zhiraf - sliced fruit. 2014-03-10.


Indet., regular leaf, peach colored exterior and pinkish red interior, 2-3 oz round fruit, longkeeper, keeps very well until March when picked in September-October. Very good flavor for a longkeeper tomato. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Earl Cadenhead, Ohio 05 / Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A)

Year grown: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013

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


Longkeeper type, indet., regular leaf plant that produces a high yield of yellow-orange, round, meaty fruit, 80-100 g, reportedly store well for up to 5 and even 6 months.

Seed source:

Earl Cadenhead of Ohio 05

Year grown: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


78 days, indet., regular leaf, very upright plant, high yield of good tasting, 2-5 oz pale orange-yellow fruit with red inside, very long keeper.

Seed source:

Lyuda Battin, Russia

Year grown: 2006

Location: Pasadena, Texas


  • Russian long-keeper variety.
  • Bred in the early 1990s by Edelstein AES of Russian Timiryazev Agricultural Academy.
  • Introduced by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2009.

Also known as

Russian name: Жираф

The name means "Giraffe" in Russian.

Description in Russian

  • "Томат позднеспелый, круглый, сорт. Периот от массовых всходов до начала созревания 125-135 дней. Сорт Жираф - высокорослый, с индетерминантным типом роста. Особенность сорта заключается в том, что плоды на растении не созревают. Созревание плодов происходит на протяжении 30-40 дней после сбора урожая. При дозаривании плоды приобретают оранжево-жолтую окраску с бледно-красной мякотью. Плоды сорта Жираф - округлой формы, средней массой 200-300 г. На дозаривание их следует закладывать в молочной и бланжевой спелости. Плоды сорта Жираф пригодны для консервирования и соления. При хороших условиях хранения плоды в свежем виде могут хранится до марта месяца. Урожайность 14-18 кг/м2. Для открытого закрытого грунта."

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