Tomato 'Druzba'

Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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: Druzba
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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

Ferment seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Growing Habit:


Fruit Shape:


Fruit Size:

Medium (under one pound)

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Fruit Colors:


Seed Type:



Fresh, slicing


Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:

Regular Leaf

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Pelham, Alabama

Mountain View, California

San Luis Obispo, California

Simi Valley, California

Fruita, Colorado

Dalton, Georgia

Waycross, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

North Augusta, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Luling, Texas

American Fork, Utah

University Place, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 11, 2012, tomatolarry from Dalton, GA wrote:

I first tried these in 2011 and was glad that I did. These did well in zone 7 and produced lots of 6-8 oz. tomatoes. Will definitely try again.


On Jun 29, 2009, frankentrina from Lockhart, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've never liked raw tomatoes, but I have to say these are delicious! We've tried them in fresh salads, on sandwiches...they are great. Sweet, not too acidic, and meaty...not bland and watery like what you typically get on a fast-food burger.

I'd also like to comment on the foliage, not only did our 2 plants grow into this huge rampant bush (they are caged with homemade livestock fencing cages, but still fill an area 5ft wide, 2ft deep and 5ft tall) but it has a wonderful fragrance as well. I like the odor of tomato plants, but the variety seems more pronounced and "herby"-smelling. After I had been messing with plants one day and came back in the house, my 9yr old son commented, saying my hands smelled good.

We are growing ours in a raised bed in our yet ... read more


On Jul 7, 2008, passiflora_pink from Central, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Nice acid flavor.


On Jul 5, 2008, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

I'm rather neutral on Druzba. For me, the production was good, but the flavor was nothing to write home about.


On Mar 3, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Another tomato with a DG connection: This Bulgarian (the name means friendship) heirloom was first offered to Seed Savers Exchange (still offers it) by Dr Carolyn Male. Thank you Carolyn!


On Aug 3, 2005, toni5735 from Chicago, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Bulgarian variety with fruit avg. 9 - 12 oz. Nice salad-type tomato with balanced sweet/tangy flavor. Short but bushy plant about 3 1/2ft. tall.


On Dec 16, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

1/2 to 1 lb. blemish free fruit with "superb flavor." Excellent main cropper.