Purple Russian Tomato
Purple Russian Tomato | Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada
Solanum lycopersicum | Annual | Open Pollinated | Heirloom
Indeterminate. Also called Ukrainian Purple. A Russian heirloom tomato from Irma Henkel in the Ukraine. Regular leafed plant with wispy foliage, produces huge amounts of purple-red, 5-7 oz., 3-4″ long, oblong, (plum-shaped to egg-shaped) tomatoes with a blemish-free skin excellent sweet flavor. Tomato holds up well, and it’s wonderful flavor. Chefs enjoy this selection because of it’s color and delicious flavors. A perfect tomato for enjoying in salads, for making fabulous tomato sauce or salsa, or canning.
Planting tip: Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before planting date. Reduce water and nitrogen intake when hardening off. Staking required for indeterminate type.
Harvesting tip: For best taste harvest when the tomato is fully ripe and has expressed all its full color. One can also harvest when the tomato is green and has expressed its first blush; in this case, let tomato ripen off-vine at a temperature above 21°C.
Storage tip: Store at 12-21°C with a relative humidity of 95%. Tomato may damage at a temperature of 10°C.