Lukoshko on the Window (Lukoshko na Okoshke)
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Plant growth: compact determinate
- Leaf type: regular leaf
- Time to maturity: early-midseason
- Germination tested after Hot Water Seed Treatment for fungal and bacterial diseases
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20+
“Lukoshko on the Window” (Lukoshko na Okoshke; Лукошко на Окошке) has a rather long name, but you will remember it by its massive productivity. It isn’t often that I get tired of picking tomatoes from a plant in this climate…in fact, usually I am mourning the dearly departed plant before I have more than a cluster of fruits. There are exceptions, however, and this is one.
When I was trying to find a translation for this variety’s Russian name, the best I could find was Lukoshko on the Window. I never found the translation for “lukoshko.” Recently, however, I found a children’s eBook with the exact same title, “Лукошко на Окошке.” The book was about a door to a magical world lying through a basket with pictures, sitting on the windowsill of a six-year-old girl.
So, I feel that the name of this variety possibly describes a basket variety that can grow in a window-box. With that said, the vendors’ descriptions stated that the plant is no more than 17” tall…and I did not find that to be the case when caged upright. But the growth habit is recumbent, and it is very likely to be 15 to 20” tall when allowed to trail.
The stems and leaves are dainty, but the growth and fruit set are vigorous! The unripe fruits are that milky pale green shade that I find so pretty…like Gobstopper has. Lukoshko’s red ripe cherry fruits are also a cute shape, with many of them having little dumpy flattish bottoms. The flavor is what I call “strong cherry tomato,” which means that it is punchy and not overly sweet. Slice this one onto your pizza or crackers or in a salad with arugula…its flavor will still stand out.
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