Purple Russian

Photo: Purple Russian.

Photo by Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent

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Tomato Type: Heirloom

Breed: Open Pollinated

Origin: Ukraine

Season: Late

Leaf Type: Narrow

Plant Type: Indeterminate

Plant Height: 7 ft.

Fruit Size: 5 oz.

Fruit Shape: Long Pointed

Skin Color: Black

Flesh Color: Black

Usage: Fresh, Paste

Availability: Seed Exchange, Commercial

Comments: Meaty rich flavor.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences