(Solanum lycopersicum) Russian heirloom imported by SSE and offered to
members in 1996. Made available commercially
by SSE as part of the Russian Collection in 1998.
Described by one SSE member as “the ugliest, most
delicious tomato I’ve ever grown.” Good yields of
brownish-red slightly flattened globes weighing up
to 14 ounces. Rich full flavor, great for slicing and
canning. Indeterminate, 75-85 days from transplant.
6 weeks before last frost
Cage, stake or trellis
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive
to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant
outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. ± 11,600 seeds/oz
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