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Old February 16, 2007   #1
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Default Mazarini (heart)

I am curious about this tomato, which I was lucky to receive from a T'ville member in a trade. I have searched this site and others. The available info is pretty minimal, but positive.

I also couldn't find it listed in this year's SSE yearbook, but maybe I missed it.

I am interested in any experience people have with this tomato.

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Old February 17, 2007   #2
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Pete,

I've started to offer this wonderful heart shaped Russian tomato varietiy in 2005. Both taste and appearance are excelent. Here is my describtion:

Mazarini - indeterminate, *midseason, indet. (120-180 cm tall) wispy regular leaf plant with a good yield of raspberry-pink, heart shaped 300-800 g fruits, meaty and sugar sweet, few seeds. From Russian CV Biotechnika, St.Peterburg



Neil Lockhart listed Mazarini in 2006 SSE Yearbook, but I'm still waiting for my 2007 book so can't say for sure if its there or not.

Barbara (Lumierefrere), Neil and Reinhard loved this variety very much :wink: It is in my growing list for 2007 for sure :wink:
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Andrey, I see where Neil did list it in the 2006 Yerarbook in the pink section, but he didn 't list it in the 2007/

That's not like Neil who once he lists something new he usually keeps listing it.

I can think of two explanations.

last year he had quite a few varieties he listed that had no germination at all, and he called me about this when he found out and we talked it over and he knows what the problem was; doing fermentations in a new place where they got cooked.

It's possible he didn't regrow it for listing in the 2007 for one reason or another.

Or, he wouldn't be the first one for the 2007 who had some varieties left out.

Neil, I know you're maybe out there reading here, , so how about answering here if you are?

Pete, can I assume you got your seeds from Barb since it's possible that Neil's were not viable? And Andrey would know if he sent them to you.

And Neil, your seeds arrived, thanks, and I'll get yours out next week.
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Pete,

Top heart in my garden, for 2006.

That's saying alot when it's grown alongside German Red Strawberry, Herman's Yellow, Kosovo, Nicky Crain, Russian #117, Wes, and many others.

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Old February 17, 2007   #5
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Wow, great picture Andrey. I am looking forward to trying it this year.

Carolyn, Tormato gave me the seeds, along with a few other of the hearts he mentioned. I have not grown hearts before and I am looking forward to it. Taste is my mine criteria for selecting tomatoes to grow and hearts seem to do well in this category.

Gary, thanks again for the seeds, it sounds like a winner.

Varieties that not everyone talks about really intrigue me, although I am planning many of the heavy-weights from the popular lists this year, since I am still really just starting out and learning about the different varieties out there.

Now I just have to figure out where the new bed is going...I grew 22 tomatoes last year - not nearly enough!

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Old February 18, 2007   #6
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Mazarini is definitely a fine tomato, Andrey's right, I am quite in love with it. Needs good staking!

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Here is a little bit about Jules Mazarini (Mazarin).

I think that Russian seed company named this variety after him because of a huge success of Alexandre Dumas' novels Twenty Years After and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne. In them, Mazarin is a major character and as all French Cardinals wears pink-red Cardinal mantle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Mazarini

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Update for Mazarini Place your Mazarini photoes and comments here
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Did somebody say Mazarini It so happens I have a couple commin down the chute. These were the first tomatoes to emerge. The one on the left is the size of a hardball and the one on the right the size of a softball. Seed source, Andrey of course. Ami
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Heart breaking stuff, Ami. Where is Barb with her passion for Mazarini variety?
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Unfortunately I had problems germinating mine, so no plants this year, but I look forward to seeing some others...
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Old July 14, 2007   #12
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My Mazarini from last year- beautiful taste as well
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My "Mazarini" just off the vine. The smaller one didn't last long enough to get a pic as the wife cut it up and I had it for dinner. At first glance I thought I had chunks of watermelon in my bowl. Taste was great!! Sweet with a little bite at the end. Weight 462 grams. Ami
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Great, Ami! Nice weight-scales from Hoeffner
OK, my fruits are still unripe, but the first cluster on one of Mazarini plants bearing real mosters (700-800 g).

Here is their picture from the last week (63 days after transplant indoor).
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You guys are killing me with your already ripe or nearly ripe Mazarinis. I have green ones though small but everything is coming along nicely.
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