Photo of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Babushka Byka'): 'Grandma of a bull' - Grandma of a tomato alright

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Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jul 27, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Source: http://tatianastomatobase.com/...
Russian heirloom variety from Khilenko Family. The name means 'Grandma of a bull' in Russian.
The seeds were sent to Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014 by Aleksey Kulik, Ukraine 15, who received them from Natalia Khilenko of Armavir, Russia. Mrs. Khilenko and her family have been growing many native Russian heirlooms for many years, and she shared seeds from her seed collection with Aleksey Kulik, a Ukrainian seed vendor.
Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2016.

Russian name: Бабушка Быка
The name means 'Grandma of a bull' in Russian.

I received this plant from a friend who is from Ukraine. Each plant does not produce a lot of tomatoes, but each one is humongous, meaty, juicy, rich in flavor. Most delicious. It is the largest tomato I have ever grown yet.


🍅 The stripes are so beautiful. So eager was I to cut up one this morning I forgot to take any pictures. Oh, well. We'll have to wait for this one to ripen. 🍅

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 28, 2020 1:00 AM CST

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This would be great added as a comment to the entry itself rather than hidden with the photo that one can only see when they click on the thread in Plant Photos forum.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
Jul 28, 2020 1:24 AM CST
Simply beautiful! Heirlooms like this need to be in cultivation to preserve them. Thumbs up
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Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jul 28, 2020 8:24 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:This would be great added as a comment to the entry itself rather than hidden with the photo that one can only see when they click on the thread in Plant Photos forum.


I would have loved to add the comments there but I didn't see it, Sue. I wonder how I can link it. Let me take a look. Thanks.
Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jul 28, 2020 8:35 AM CST
gardenfish said:Simply beautiful! Heirlooms like this need to be in cultivation to preserve them. Thumbs up


Yup, Lynda. I have seeds of Babushka byka spread out to dry in the attic. I will mail them along with a couple other kinds of tomato seeds once they are dry. I think you will like them. Smiling
Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2020 9:01 AM CST
Mone, to post a comment for the plant (rather than having it with the photo) scroll all the way to the bottom of the database page for the particular plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Babushka Byka') On the left in blue print, you will see the following:

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Name: Mone
Chicago *O'Hare/Lake* (Zone 6a)
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pitimpinai
Jul 28, 2020 11:05 AM CST
plantladylin said:Mone, to post a comment for the plant (rather than having it with the photo) scroll all the way to the bottom of the database page for the particular plant: Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Babushka Byka') On the left in blue print, you will see the following:

Adding Actions:
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Post a comment (select this area for commenting on the plant)
Add an event


Thank you, Lin. I missed that link when I posted the photo. Duh..... Rolling on the floor laughing
Anyway, initially this tomato was not on the data base until I submitted a proposal so I could post that photo. Hilarious!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 28, 2020 12:25 PM CST

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And if you are a computer/laptop, you don't need to scroll all the way down, it's right at the top on the left side.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2020 12:38 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:And if you are a computer/laptop, you don't need to scroll all the way down, it's right at the top on the left side.

*Blush* And I still forget that it's right there at the top left side of the page.

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 28, 2020 2:37 PM CST

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And I always forget it's all the way at the bottom as I rarely scroll that far past the images! Hilarious!
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Name: Mone
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pitimpinai
Jul 29, 2020 7:36 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:And if you are a computer/laptop, you don't need to scroll all the way down, it's right at the top on the left side.


Thank you, Sue.
I AM on a laptop. Rolling on the floor laughing
My excuse is that I only began to check out the NGA website when COVID-19 prevented me from traveling. Rolling on the floor laughing I am still finding my way around the site. Excuses. Excuses. Hilarious!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Jul 29, 2020 8:42 AM CST

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I'm still finding new things! Sometimes you get so used to doing things one way that you miss what's right in front of you. nodding
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