Belye Nochi

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Belye Nochi
Maturity early
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color red
Fruit shape globe
Fruit size small
Fruit type salad, canner
Variety type commercial, open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Belye Nochi - sliced ripe fruit. 2009-07-11.


Early, compact det. plants with regular foliage, sets fruit early even in our cold spring weather, very productive, fruit sets all at once. Produces small round red slightly flattened globes about 1-2 oz, which are firm and meaty and have full tomato flavor. Green fruits have beautiful dark green shoulders that disappear when they turn red. Large seeds. In 2009, it ripened at the end of June, which is very early for our zone.

Seed source:

BELR BA A 05 (Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus) / Russian CV Biotechnika, St. Peterburg

Year grown: 2005 (crop failure), 2009

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


60-65 days, a.k.a. White Nights, semi-det., regular leaf plants, medium size fruit, good flavor for an early variety, Russian, from St. Petersburg.
BELR BA A 06 (Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus)

Year: 2007

Location: Bastrop, Texas


Round red tomato, indet., regular leaf

Year: 2011

Location: Quitzdorf am See, Germany

Russian name: Белые ночи.

The name means 'White nights' in Russian and refers to the white nights typical to the St. Petersburg area in summer time.


  • Russian commercial variety from St. Petersburg.
  • Andrey Baranovski of Minsk, Belarus distributed the seed for this tomato in 2004 via Garden Web seed exchange under the translated name White Nights. Several SSE members picked it up and listed it in the Seed Savers Yearbook as a red medium size tomato. Later Andrey introduces it in Seed Savers 2007 Yearbook as Belye Nochi and lists it as 55-60 days, early, det. plant with a good yield of dark raspberry pink meaty 60-80 g round fruits, good keeper, rather cold tolerant, from Russian CV Bioteknika, St. Peterburg, which is consistent with the descriptions that some Russian seed vendors provide for this tomato.

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