Kopek Hayasi

(2 customer reviews)



Commercially introduced by Two Seeds in a Pod Heirloom Seed Co

Seed Crop 2017/2018

This is an old Turkish heirloom from Alakir Basin of Western Taurus Region, Turkey. Once widely grown in the region, Kopek Hayasi almost became extinct until, in early 2000s, seeds for it were recovered by Birhan Erkutlu and Tuba Gunal 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 Kopek Hayasi were sent to us by Volkan Yalazay, an heirloom gardener from Canakkale, Turkey.

Each package contains min 15 seeds

Synonyms: Alakir Etlisi, Etli Alakir

Fruit color: Red

Fruit shape: Oblate and lobbed

Fruit size: Mid-size, some around 1 lb

Recommended use: Fresh eating/Canning/Sauces

Yield: High

Leaf type: Regular leaf

Growth habit: Indeterminate

Days to maturity: Mid-season

2 reviews for Kopek Hayasi

  1. 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.

  2. 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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