A Russian heirloom, producing large clusters of 1” wide by 2” long plum shaped tomatoes on large, sturdy, vigorous vines. Fruit should be picked when reddish brown with green shoulders, for best taste and texture. This under-rated variety has a lovely rich, sweet, smoky flavour and is excellent for sauces, canning, fresh eating, and especially drying. Fairly blight resistant and lasts well into the fall when other varieties give out. Indeterminate.