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Tomato 'Purple Russian' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Ukrainian heirloom that produces delicious purplish, egg-shaped fruits.

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Also known as 'Ukrainian Purple'. First offered by Frederick Ineman of Ravenna, Ohio, who said that the seed came from Ukraine, from their Aunt Irma Henkel in 1980. Delicious purplish, egg-shaped fruits are smooth and perfect. They have no blemishes and have flavor that tops the charts. One of the best varieties for salsa, fresh eating, and preserving. This variety will make market gardeners and chefs happy, as this Ukrainian heirloom is at the top of its class. The plants are very productive; fruit weighs about 6 ounces.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP) Yes
Usage Canning
Fruit Color Pink, Purple
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25