- Russian origin.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 1994 Yearbook by Seed Savers Heritage Farm, Decorah, Iowa (IA SSE HF), who got the seeds from Marina Danilenko in Russia (RUSS DA M).
- SSE TOMATO 3049.
With an unusual color for a paste tomato, this orange banana shaped tomato has a wonderful flavor that has lots of people raving. Fedco says it frequently wins it’s annual paste tomato contest – and these people are serious about flavor! It has a rich fruity flavor but it still has plenty of the acids for a nice balance.
It is excellent for making a wonderful tomato sauce and a favorite for drying, but most just love to eat it fresh. Some fruit will have little points on the end and average about 3-5 oz and 3-4 “ long. Production ranges from good to very good.