|Fruit type||slicer, canner|
- 75 days, indet., wispy foliage, regular leaf, 5-17 oz pink, heart shaped fruit, excellent taste, good yield.
- 1. Reimer Seeds
- 2. John Waskiewicz, California 05
- 3. Dorothy Beiswenger, Crookston, Minnesota (MN BE D) 09
- 4. Tomato Growers Supply 11
- 5. Snow Seed 11
- 6. Solana Seeds 05
Year grown: 2006(1, 2), 2011*(4, 5), 2014(3)
- 80 days, indet., wispy vines with finely cut foliage, 4-10 oz pink, heart shaped fruit, good taste, good yield.
- Reimer Seeds / Carolyn Male of Salem, New York (NY MA C) 93
Location: Oblong, Illinois
- A wonderful heirloom from Brenda Hillenius of Oregon who’s grandfather had obtained seeds from a Russian immigrant. The heart shaped fruit are pinkish-red and average about 1 lb. The flesh is sweet and juicy. Very high yields and also very early. Indeterminate, regular leaf foliage. (65 days from transplant).
Location: Carman, Manitoba, Canada
- 93 days Gorgeous fruit, ox-heart shape with a pink/purple color. It tasted almost buttery to me. My vines were full of 10-16 oz. fruits.. The leaves were wispy and curled up early in the year. I mistakenly discarded one plant but the remaining plant provided me with plenty of tomatoes for such large fruit.
Year grown: 2010
Location: Iron River, Michigan
- 85 days, indet., regular leaf, wispy plant, oxheart shaped 6-12 oz fruit, good slicer and canner, excellent flavor.
Location: Pasadena, Texas
- 75-80 days, indet., regular leaf wispy/droopy foliage, moderate productivity of 5-12 oz dark pink oxhearts with excellent flavor.
Location: Bastrop, Texas
- Anna Russian was sent to Craig LeHoullier in 1989 by Brenda Getty Hillenius of Corvallis, Oregon. She received the variety from her grandfather, Kenneth Wilcox. Kenneth received the seeds from a Russian immigrant in the 1980s, who was sent the variety by his family, who lived in Russia. Craig LeHoullier introduced it to the SSE Yearbook in 1989.
- First commercially introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1996.
- Click here to view the letter sent by Brenda to Craig with the original seed sample
- This is one of the 100 heirlooms described in Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
Julien Schmit, France. Anna Russian - baby fruit. 2008.
Julien Schmit, France. Anna Russian - ripening fruit. 2008.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian (3) - ripe fruit. 2014-08-12.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian (3) - ripe fruit. 2014-08-28.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian - ripe fruit. 2014-09-13.
Dennis Margoni, MI. Anna Russian - ripe fruit. 2010.
Klaus-Peter Schurz (GERM SC K). Anna Russian - ripe fruit. July 2011.
Dennis Margoni, MI. Anna Russian - ripe fruit. August 2011.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian (3) - sliced fruit. 2014-08-28.
|Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian - sliced fruit. 2006.
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Anna Russian (3) - sliced fruit. 2014-08-12.
|Susan Anderson (TX AN S): Anna Russian. 2007.
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