Tomato Purple Russian (Ukranian Purple)

Purple egg shaped heritage tomato on indeterminate plants.


Purple Russian (also known as Ukranian Purple) is an unusual 6 ounce, oblong (egg shaped) tomato with an excellent sweet flavour perfect for salads, salsa and sauces. The indeterminate, regular leafed plant produces a large quantity of fruit which vary in shape quite considerably but which are blemish free and keep well. It has the colour of Black Cherry but compares more to Japanese Black Triefele in size.

Although it is juicy, it makes good sauces.

It is purported to come from the Ukraine and therefore has alternative names.

An ideal greenhouse plant.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Plum/Elongated – Variable
  • Fruit Size: 4-6 ounces
  • Fruit Colour: Purple
  • Flesh Colour: Brown/Purple
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Heritage
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (70 Days)
  • Taste: Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 15-20 inches
  • Alternatives: Japanese Black Trifele
  • Our Source: Nicky’s Seeds

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    Updated: 08/01/2024