From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:
Said to be an heirloom from a family of Italian descent, who gave the seed to Andrew Rahart. Mr. Rahart was a collector of ethnic varieties who lived north of New York City. John Rahart of Wyoming (WY RA J) introduced this variety to SSE members in the early 1980s. One of the 100 varieties described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden"