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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black, purple
Fruit shape round
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad, canner
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russian
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Tsygan - ripe fruit. 2014-08-29.


Indet. plants with regular leaf foliage. Purple/black fruits are 6-8 oz, with some greenish shoulders, are quite juicy. Very good flavor, a bit milder than Cherokee Purple.

Seed source:

1. Barbara Morgenroth, NY 06 / Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus (BELR BA A) (germination failure)
2. Frank Combesque, France 10 / Hahm-Hartmann, Germany

Year grown: 2014

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


70-80 days, indet., regular leaf, 4-6 oz black fruit. Vigorous and productive 6 ft+ plants. Smokey tomato flavour, more acid than sweet, good saucer. 18 lbs/plant.

Seed source:

Year grown: 2006

Location: Wynndel, BC, Canada


Black tomato, regular leaf, indet.

Seed source:


Year grown:

Location: Germany


70-75 days, indeterminate, regular leaf. 4-6oz brown/black fruit with green shoulders. Very vigorous plant, absolutely delicious with an acidic earthy flavour. Great for sauce, really great producer, seems to thrive in heat. One of my biggest new surprises this year. Will definitely be a staple in the garden from now on. Benefits from really heavy staking. Didn't crack too much, and even then only minor cracks. Seems to turn more brown with the more sun it gets.

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D)

Year grown: 2009

Location: Nelson, BC, Canada


  • Russian commercial variety, introduced to North America by Andrey Baranovski, Minsk Belarus in the early 2000s under its translated name, Gypsy.

Also known as

Russian name: Цыган

The name means "Gypsy" in Russian, hence the translated name of this tomato.

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