Organically Home Grown. Open Pollinated. Indeterminate. Min. 15 Seeds.
**A beautiful Russian heirloom with unparalleled flavor! A real treat for the eyes and the taste buds!! This tomato was a market favorite. A very unique variety. **
Plants produce an abundance of medium-large beefsteak type fruits that turn brick red with dark green shoulders when fully ripe.
Unique, rich, almost salty flavor. Smooth, Meaty texture--never mealy. It's a beautiful slicer, but definitely one of the best tomatoes to eat "just the way it is". A real "tomato lover's" tomato!
Productive plants. Surprisingly early. I recommend staking as indeterminate varieties continue to grow all season.
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost. Harden off in a sheltered location outdoors before transplanting into garden. Transplant seedlings after danger of frost has passed. Plant seedlings deep--bury 1/3 of plant under the soil to encourage root growth and sturdier plants. It is okay to cover 1 or 2 sets of leaves under the soil. Provide lots of space between plants!--I recommend at least 3 or 4 feet between indeterminate varieties. Overcrowding can lead to a variety of problems including mildew and disease.
Good companions: Borage, (repels tomato Hornworm) Marigolds, (a fantastic overall garden companion plant) and Basil.