This post, 'Malakhitovaya Shkatulka' was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog The greenhouse in Tyra's Garden.
Harvest in Tyra's Garden - July
I have now harvest my first Malakhitovaya Shkatulka! Sown in Febuary heirloom seeds from Rare Seeds . I didn't know that it was a 'green' tomato or I at least I had forgot it. Malakhitovaya Shkatulka means something like Malachite casket or box and when I cut my red/brown tomato open I found that it has this fantastic colour inside, bright green, Just as a small box with a treasure inside...it is so pretty! And my friend I have to inform you that it is very delicious too.
Malakhitovaya Shkatulka is also a famous folklore fairy tale written by Pavel Bazhov and in 1976 they made an animated film about The Malahkitovaya Shkatulka
This information about Malachite is from Wikipedia
Malachite is a carbonate mineral normally known as "copper carbonate" with the formula CuCO3.Cu(OH)2. This green-colored mineral crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses. Individual crystals are rare but do occur as slender to acicular prisms. Pseudomorphs after more tabular or blocky azurite crystals also occur.
Happy gardening my friend!
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