Russian Persimon

Photo: Russian Persimon.

Photo by Peter Nitzsche, County Agricultural Agent

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History: Brought to U.S. by Seed Savers Exchange

Tomato Type: Heirloom

Breed: Open Pollinated

Origin: Russia

Leaf Type: Narrow

Plant Type: Determinate

Fruit Shape: Flattened Globe

Skin Color: Orange

Flesh Color: Yellow

Usage: Fresh

Availability: Seed Exchange, Commercial

Comments: Free of blemishes? Mild sweet flavor?

Note: Comments followed by "?" are from seed catalog descriptions. You decide if you agree.


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