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Malakhitovaya Shkatulka (Malachite Box)


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A large green beefsteak tomato with yellow striations. Green when ripe, this variety has green flesh and a touch of yellow in the centre.

Malakhitovaya Shkatulka is an open-pollinated variety originating in Siberia at Svetlana Farm. The seed was shared in 2006 and brought to North America by Tatiana Kouchnareva. The name translates to Malachite Box, meaning the colour of the tomato is malachite, a green mineral mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia and in Timna, Israel (King Solomon’s Mines). Malachite was used in Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries to make jewelry boxes.

This tomato has a delicious savoury flavour with mild sweetness. It’s lush and luxurious on the palate.

Since green tomatoes may be difficult to identify when ripe, test the fruit by giving a gentle squeeze. The fruit is ready for harvest if there’s a bit of give.

Growing Information:

Start tomato seeds indoors a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks before the final frost date. Please refer to my Seed Starting Calculator for specific planting dates for your planting area.

Tomatoes grow best in full sun and require consistent moisture in order to avoid blossom end rot.

Transplant outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Space your plants at least 2 to 3 feet apart, depending on how well you stake them. Stay on top of removing sucker stems.

Plants have an indeterminate habit and require proper staking to support vigorous heavy vines.

Remove suckers to encourage growth of the main central stem.

Days to Maturity: 85
Price: $4.95
Packet: 15 seeds
Germination: 99%


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