The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Solanum lycopersicum. A high quality and high yielding medium-large, round, main season red slicer from Russia. Skin is always blemish free and slightly shiny. Meaty red beefsteak with dense, tasty flesh great for slicing fresh or canning. Fruit size is fairly large, but not giant, averaging around 12-14 oz. Mashenka is a common woman’s name in Russia and this tomato is a popular commercial variety there. According to a translation of the Russian website MirAgro, Mashenka is resistant to Alterneria, Fusarium, and shows some tolerance to late blight and mosaic virus.
Easy to Grow
Rich, well-drained soil, pH 6.5
Regularly; avoid overwatering and wetting foliage
Days to Maturity
Additional instructions: Cage or stake indeterminate tomato plants to support expected growth. Cage or stake plants to support expected growth. Indeterminate varieties can grow 6 feet tall or more. Roots will form on buried portions of the stems of tomato plants, so vigorous, compact transplants can be planted about 2 inches (5 cm) deeper than they are in the pot. For taller, lanky plants with few leaves, pinch off the lower leaves and set the plants into the soil horizontally with just a few sets of top leaves showing above the ground. 
Harvesting instructions: Pick when tomatoes are beginning to soften and release easily from the stems.