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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Cosmonaut Volkov'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Cosmonaut Volkov

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Fusarium Wilt (F)
Verticillium Wilt (V)

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive W_WA On Oct 11, 2014, W_WA from Sumner, WA wrote:

I planted one very small seedling May 22nd and another June 2nd and covered them with row cover on tomato cages until temperatures at night rose a bit. A month later both plants didn't look good (yellow leaves with some black spots--early blight?) but I took off the worst of the foliage for awhile. They survived and produced a lot of really excellent tasting tomatoes!!! First one ripened Aug 17th, which is pretty fast here for a big tomato. As the season went on, the flavor got better and better too.

Positive mountngrower On Dec 18, 2011, mountngrower from Valemount, BC (Zone 2b) wrote:

In Valemount BC I have grown this Ukranian cultivar for about 10 years. It is dependable above all! A most important bush garden tomato to grow here in a short growing season, 74 frost free days in region 2b-3a. The ripened fruit tastes great- more juicy than very solid-meaty like some beefstakes, but consistently the earliest ripe tomato in 2011- an extremely overcast, wet, year in fickle mountain weather conditions. As dependable and early, most years as Scarlet Heirloom, a very rare variety I grow. Early Goliath is later but also gave excellent yield in inclement growing conditions.

Positive flamontagne On Jul 31, 2011, flamontagne from Trois-Rivieres, QC wrote:

This is my first year growing Cosmonaut Volkov and I picked my first one yesterday. It is truly delicious! This is only my second gardening season (so take the following with a grain of salt) but this is the best tomatoes I ever ate.

It is more on the sweet side, although it still has enough tart to make it well balanced. It had a long and delicious aftertaste that was hard to describe.

I am keeping the seeds and will plant this beauty next year, that's for sure!

Positive jboyer007 On Aug 8, 2009, jboyer007 from Potosi, MO wrote:

This tomato grew early and the first tomatoes weighed in at over 1 lb. The fruit is very tasty, good round shape (beefsteak) and had beautiful shoulders. I have been growing tomatoes since 1965 and this will be one I keep. We are making salsa right now and the tomato works up fine. I do not know if it produces until frost, but I will save the seed and report next year.

Positive SLO_Garden On Aug 5, 2009, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Cosmonaut Volkov is a good, all-purpose red tomato. It is medium sized with a well-balanced flavor and is fairly high yielding. My CV got a much later start than my others, so I can't speak to its earliness. The plant doesn't get too tall and seems to have some disease resistance.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 12, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 8-12 ounce round red.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California
Encinitas, California
Petaluma, California
San Luis Obispo, California
Potosi, Missouri
Scio, Oregon
Sumner, Washington

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