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Russian variety. Developed by tomato enthusiast Nikolai Egorov of Chelyabisnk, Russia in the early 2000s. He named it after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. When the breeder tried to register the name, he got a rejection that said that nobody should be naming vegetables or fruits after Russian presidents. The story made it to the newspaper “Pravda” in 2002. First introduced commercially in North America by Tatiana’s TOMATObase Seeds n 2014. Indeterminate, regular leaf plants produce 8-17 oz., large, meaty, red fruits. Some are shaped like blunt hearts, but others are beefsteak shaped. Very good, well-balanced flavors that are more acidic than sweet.