A tomato introduced by the Turkish seed specialist Two Seeds in a Pod
This is an old Turkish heirloom from Alakır Basin of Western Taurus Region, Turkey. Once widely grown in the region, Köpek Hayası almost became extinct until, in early 2000’s, seeds for it were recovered by Birhan Erkutlu and Tuba Günal from an eco-village in France. Large, meaty fruits have excellent flavor and develop dark green shoulders which eventually fades into red as the fruits ripen. Plants are prolific and many fruits weigh around 1 lb. This is a multi-purpose, mid-season variety that can be used for fresh-eating, canning, and making sauces and paste.
Seeds for Köpek Hayası were originally sent to Two Seeds in a Pod by Volkan Yalazay, an heirloom gardener from Çanakkale, Turkey.
Please see their site for an actual picture of tomato or to order seeds!