From Tatiana’s TOMATObase:
- Family heirloom from Russia; original seeds came to Carolyn Male, NY from Marie Kodama of Aiea, Hawaii (HA KO M) in 1991.
- #117 is the SSE accession number that allows one to distinguish it from other tomato varieties also called "Russian".
- One of the 100 heirlooms noted in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".