Very old variety from Russia. Donated to the USDA in 1962 by N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry. Collected from the Gorkiy region, the former Soviet Union. First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Norbert R. Pikovsky, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who obtained the seed from the USDA. Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce 3-6 oz., round and oblate, vibrant red-colored fruit. Flesh is meaty and juicy, with delicious balanced flavors.
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