The name in Russian is Tchyornyi Giganty. Patty Brown in Ohio received some seeds from a Ukrainian friend and now we all can enjoy it!
Contrary to the name it is more of a medium sized beefsteak that can vary in size from 6-12 oz. The color is a purplish black with the usual green shoulders that may have some concentric cracking. It is a hardy variety from Russia where so many of the dark tomatoes come from. Maturity is quite early with very good production. The flavor is excellent – highly recommended.