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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Kibic'

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: Kibic
Additional cultivar information: (aka Kibit's Ukrainian)

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (grape/cherry varieties)

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive livinonfaith On Oct 14, 2012, livinonfaith from Fuquay Varina, NC wrote:

Andrey Baranovski of Belarus (who has passed on the seed to some US growers) has said, " This is a Polish tomato variety called Kibic, well-known in Eastern Europe for its productivity and earliness. Our favorite for canning and pickling."

It's a wonderful little plant (1 1/2' - 2 1/2') that puts out an abundance of small, sausage shaped fruit that is useful for many applications. While mine averaged just over 1 oz per tomato, Andrey says his are a bit larger.

The fruit seemed to be best picked when the shoulders are not quite ripe in order to avoid mealiness. If picked this way, they have a very nice taste and texture and last well on the counter. Perfect for growing in small containers. (One of mine was in a 2 gallon container.) I couldn't believe how much fruit these 18"- 30" plants pumped out!

While the plant remained very small, it kept putting out cluster after cluster of tomatoes throughout the summer until it was finally taken out by disease. (This variety did last a few weeks longer than most of the others in this excessively rainy year.)

It is currently being sold as Kibit's Ukrainian in the US. There may also be a couple of very similar versions of this tomato in European markets, under different names.


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

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

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