Pecherskie 278

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Pecherskie 278
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape round
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Pecherskie 278 - ripe fruit. 2013-09-03.


Indet. plants with regular leaf foliage. Fruits are round and oblate, vibrant red color. Flesh is meaty and juicy, with delicious balanced flavor. 3-6 oz.

Seed source:

Norbert R. Pikovsky, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (PA PI N2) 08 / USDA

Year grown: 2013

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • Very old variety from Russia.
  • PI 280594. Donated to the USDA in 1962 by N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry. Collected from the Gorkiy region, the Former Soviet Union.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook by Norbert R. Pikovsky, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (PA PI N2), who obtained the seed from the USDA.

Russian name: Печерские 278

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