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Russian origin. Seeds from Soren Holt of Frosamlerne (Danish seed savers) who received it from the Sviatova family in Siberia. Originated in Sludjanka at the shores of Lake Bajkal in Siberia where it is grown outdoors. It is not clear whether it was developed by Katarina Konovna Sviatova (Katja) herself, or if it is an old Russian commercial variety, received from Søren Holt of Frøsamlerne (Danish seed savers) who received it from the Sviatova family in Siberia.” Semi-determinate, vigorous, regular leaf plant produces early, pink 3-5″ slicer, very early and reliable, gorgeous and delicious.