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A heavy cropper producing lots of yellow fruits. A universal and stable variety.
1. Original Name: Буратино, or Buratino (Pinocchio). Also known as 'Буратино желтый', or Buratino Zholtyi (Yellow Pinocchio).
2. History: Officialy developed by the Crimean Plant Selection Station (All-Russian Reserch Insitute of Plant Industry) and registered in 1999 under the name of Buratino (with the red color). The history of Buratino Zholtyi is unknown. It is most likely that it is a related line or a variety bred by amateur tomato breeders. However, the plant specifications are very similar for both of the varieties except for the color of their fruits.
3. Plant Specifications: Mid-season. Perfect for growing both outdoors and in a greenhouse. It grows a little faster in a greenhouse. Determinate, medium-size bush, growing up to 5 feet (150 cm) tall. Thin stems, thin and bent regular leaves. Regular truss, 4-5 fruits per truss.
4. Training Instructions: The Buratino variety can be trained to two or three main stems. Pruning and staking are a must.
5. Shape and Weight: Elongated bottle-shaped fruits. Weight: 3.5-4.2 oz. (100-120 g).
6. Color: Bright sunny yellow color. Yellow and orange in a cut.
7. Flavor Profile: Soft and sweet taste, slightly tart. Mild tomato flavor. The flesh is glossy, sandy, firm and meaty, there are few seeds, and the walls are thick.
8. Culinary Use: Perfect for canning above all! Good for salads, paste and sauces. The flesh without seeds can also be frozen or sun-dried. The fruits keep well for up to ten days after harvesting! A long-keeping variety.
An excellent stable heavy cropper. Drought- and disease-resistant. In spite of its unknown history, it deserves attention and maintenance for the sake of diversity and enrichment of heirloom tomatoes.