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About Fakel

Russian variety, first taken to Oregon by Kate Gessert from Moscow, author of ‘The Beautiful Food Garden,’ who was a leader of horticultural tours of the Soviet Union. It then found its way to the Heritage Seed Library in the UK and is now back in the U.S.. Vigorous, determinate, regular leaf plant produces deep red, 2.5″, slightly elongated round fruits with exceptional sweet flavor, juicy and thick walled. Detaches from plant without calyx and is extremely prolific even in cool conditions. Good for processing and for fresh use.

Culinary Use
Paste / Sauce / Canner / Salad
Flavor Profile
Flesh Color
Fruit Color
Fruit Shape
Elongated / Oblate
Fruit Size
Leaf Type
Plant Type
Solanum lycopersicum
Heirloom / Open Pollinated

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    Peter Collum

    In the intro it says Fakel is determinate, but the list below says indeterminate.
    Which is it?

    • Dorota Basiura
      Dorota Basiura Editor
      Website Content Director

      Hi Peter, it is a determinate plant. Thanks!


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