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Purple Russian Tomato
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Purple Russian Tomato (25 seeds) (TP108) $2.50
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BULK SEED 1/8 oz (TP108H) $8.50
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Purple Russian Tomato

         
 
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75 days. Delicious purplish, egg-shaped fruit are smooth and perfect. They have no blemishes and have flavor that tops the charts. One of the best varieties we carry 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 and a favorite of our grower. The plants are very productive; fruit weigh about 6 ounces. Introduced to the USA in 1980.

 
Purple Russian Tomato
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

76.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
LeslieJewelry
Location:
Columbus, GA
Date:
September 24, 2014
          4.0
 
Nice Flavor
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow

What are the cons? Slow Growing

Review:

We started growing seedlings in March and in late August had our first ripe tomato. I don't know if that is normal or not though. These taste wonderful and are definitely on my list to grow next year as well. We are overall satisfied. They do take a while to ripen and caterpillars love them. I had to keep them sprayed with peppermint oil and garlic to keep the bugs off.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sandy
Location:
Nashville, TN
Date:
August 28, 2014
          4.0
 
Nice little plum
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? taste, low juice

What are the cons? none

Review:

My plants are still producing fruit almost into September in Nashville. Nice flavor, low juice makes it good for both sandwiches and sauce. I will grow this one next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
efarms
Location:
Birmingham, AL
Date:
January 29, 2014
          3.0
 
Pretty Good Not A Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? cracks, taste, air pockets

Review:

This was one of the 2013 varieties that I grew. I will not be planting this one again. I will be planting the Japanese Black Trifele again, however. I found these to be smaller than I wanted and not as flavorful as expected. There were also a lot of them with cracks and incomplete inside fill. They also seemed to get a little paste like in texture later into the season. Maybe you will have better results. I have many other varieties to try so this one did not make it on my 2014 list.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sylvester017
Location:
Los Angeles County, CA
Date:
June 21, 2013
          4.0
 
SURVIVED FOR A 2ND YEAR
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? GROWING-PRODUCING FOR 2 YEARS

What are the cons? DOESN'T LIKE HEATWAVES

Review:

I wrote a review about how this tomato cracked in our humid 2012 heatwaves. This tomato was a potted plant along with about 10 other tomato varieties in pots. 3 pots survived the 2012 winter frost of which this tomato variety was one. We assumed all pots had died. The nearly dead Purple Russian revived and started giving fruit early in spring 2013, about 12 beautiful tomatoes. And now it is on its second dozen fruits. At the very top of the one long vine new flowering is occurring yet again. In 2012 Purple Russian skins split in the heat. However, the vines that survived into spring 2013 are giving beautifully formed, non-cracking tomatoes. When everyone was planting their tomato seedlings this spring, we were already eating fruit from a plant that had survived the 2012 winter frost! I saved some seeds from this amazing fruit for next season's planting. I will germinate in fall to have sturdy seedlings to plant outdoors in Jan/Feb since it seems to thrive in cooler conditions!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sylvester017
Date:
October 7, 2012
          3.0
 
FIRSTFRUITS OK THEN LATERFRUITS SPLIT
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This was a lousy planting year. Kept getting rain until July 12 and had many cloudy/sunless days, so my seedlings had a late growing start. Purple Russian's firstfruits were big and pretty but then an August heatwave hit our Southern California neighborhood and all my tomato varieties went wonky. Some immature fruits cooked from the sun and never ripened, some got split skins because I watered too much to compensate for the heatwave, and I finally yanked out all my squash plants because they kept suffering from powdery mildew. My last two Purple Russian fruits were shaded and ripened ok but the biggest one still split lengthwise along the whole fruit. There were no bugs on it so we cleaned the crack out and ate the fruit anyway. Seems like Purple Russian likes milder weather and I will try it again next year because it has good flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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