Abu Rawan is a tomato from Iraq with a rich, acidic flavor that is also typical in Southeast Turkey where high acidity is usually associated with dry farming methods farmers practice in the region. Sure enough, our plants did very well in high heat.
Although reported as a determinate variety by various seed companies, plants have strong growth habit with a big canopy so they almost grow like a semi-determinate tomato. Fruits are small, and plants are prolific. Abu Rawan makes amazing Çoban salad when mixed with garden fresh cucumber, dry onion, pepper, parsley, lemon and olive oil. This tomato is also a great choice to make Anatolian tarhana.
This seed was named after the greenhouse manager of College of Agriculture in Al Ghraib, and introduced to growers out of Iraq by seed saver Nael Aziz.