Rozovyi Flamingo (Pink Flamingo)
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: indeterminate
- Leaf type: regular, wispy leaf
- Time to maturity: early-midseason
- Packed For Sales Season: 2016-17
- Year seed harvested: June 2016
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15
- Germination 98% after Hot Water Seed Treatment for Fungal and Bacterial Diseases
“Rozovyi Flamingo” (Pink Flamingo, Розовый Фламинго) is a Russian variety that shares its name with many other pink Russian varieties. I had an interesting time trying to track down just what this tomato is supposed to look like. It was described and shown by one vendor as a pink salad beefsteak from Russia; by another as a small pink plum from Russia; and by yet another as a large pink heart. Another vendor calls it “Rozhevyy Flaminho” and “Pink Flamingo,” and shows a very large pink plum/paste. One vendor shows the seed packet with the Russian name, and a picture of large pink plums, which she translates as “Rose Flamingo.” …Not to be confused with the hybrid pink plum called “Flamingo F1.” To add to the mix, one Rozovyi Flamingo is listed as a dwarf or compact (not sure which was meant) variety while another is said to be a 6 ft. tall indeterminate.
In the end, I found no fewer than five Russian vendor seed packets, all with the name “Розовый Фламинго” that translated to “Pink Flamingo.” Pictured fruits included a small, blunted pink plum; a large pink plum with a more pointed end, a slender pointed heart (described as a heart by the vendor), and a big fat pink heart. Clearly, none of these are the same variety. Thanks to inexact transliteration, we also have assigned the following names, “Rozhevyy Flaminho,” and assorted names for pink/rose/rosy: “Rozowij,” “Rozhevii,” “Rozovyi.” None of these different transliterations are assigned to a specific version of Pink Flamingo.
But here I have a version described by the previous grower from whom I obtained my seeds as, “…midseason, regular leaf, wispy growth pattern, productive, medium sized, thin pink hearts with great flavor.” My fruits matched this description. As I forgot to take a photo, I have used my poor drawing as an image.
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