Tomato, Siberian

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  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Slicing tomato
  • Short season adapted
  • Smooth skin and tangy flesh

Solanum lycospericum

Determinate.  These egg-shaped tomatoes are 2-5 oz. and perfect for salads, sandwiches, and slicing.  Sets fruit in cooler temperatures.

A bit of its story: 'Siberia' was discovered by Ron Driskill, a horticulture teachers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they were on sale at a local nursery. The nurseryman told him that a woman touring Canada from the Soviet Union in 1975 stopped by the greenhouse and supplied ten seeds. The woman told them that the variety was being trialed in Siberia.

Mr. Driskill became a big promoter of the variety, first giving seeds away in exchange for a self-addressed stamped envelope and ultimately starting a small, family operated seed company named "The Siberia Seed Company."

How to grow it:  

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, benefits from trellising. Harvest tomatoes at pink/red. Suitable for container gardens.

Seed specs:  Packet size- 30 min.