Kopek Hayasi

(2 customer reviews)

$3.50

Description

Commercially introduced by us in the U.S.!

Phonetically pronounced: kuh-peck high-ya-suh

This is an old Turkish heirloom from Alakır Basin of Western Taurus Region, Turkey. Once widely grown in the region, Köpek Hayası almost became extinct until, in early 2000’s, seeds for it were recovered by Birhan Erkutlu and Tuba Günal from an eco-village in France. Large, meaty fruits have excellent flavor and develop dark green shoulders which eventually fades into red as the fruits ripen. Plants are prolific and many fruits weigh around 1 lb. This is a multi-purpose, mid-season variety that can be used for fresh-eating, canning, and making sauces and paste.

Seeds for Köpek Hayası were originally sent to us by Volkan Yalazay, an heirloom gardener from Çanakkale, Turkey.

Packet has 20 seeds

 

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  1. Debbie Butts

    Debbie Butts

    Simply the best large tomato we’ve grown for fresh market–and plenty for us–so far. Heavy production of large to medium-sized fruits that are great for paste, sauce, salads and just tomato sandwiches! They are like the fabulous flavor and texture you get with Tennessee & N.C. tomatoes. We are planting more this spring, along with other new varieties (for us) from this company. We are in central Florida, where we’ve had the hottest two summers ever the past two years. Tomatoes must be grown in early spring, fall and during mild winters.

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  2. Donald G.

    Donald G. (verified owner)

    Nice, meaty, large tomato with great flavor. Did not produce a ton of fruit here in Pennsylvania, but I saved seed and am growing it again, so… yeah: It’s a good one!

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