Old Russian commercial heirloom variety, named after the river Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia. Bred in the 1960s by North-Western Agr. Research Institute, St. Peterburg. Donated to USDA in 1969 from the former USSR. Seeds from Marina Danilenko, Russia.
Introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana’s TOMATObase Seeds in 2009. Determinate, dwarf 2.5′ tall plants with rugose regular leaf foliage produces 2-5 oz., slightly ribbed, flattened, red fruits. Flesh is quite firm, with good amount of juice. Very good flavor for such an early tomato. Balanced sweet and acid. It is a very good early tomato to grow in containers, and does very well in 3 gal pots.