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Maturity midseason
Growth habit det.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape heart, oval, plum
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer, paste
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Bliznetsy - sliced fruit. 2017-09-16.


Indet., regular leaf. Large pink heart-shaped fruits, 8-16 oz. Outstanding sweet flavor. Very few seeds.

Seed source:

Valeriy Popenko, Semei, Kazakhstan 11 / CV Sibirskiy Sad 11

Year grown: 2017

Location: Zone 6b, PNW, Columbia Valley (Lower Mainland), BC, Canada (780 ft above sea level)


  • This is a Russian commercial variety Bliznetsy ('Gemini'), introduced in 2009 by Russian CV 'Sibirskiy Sad' as part of their 'Tomato Horoscope' collection.
  • Vended by a number of Russian commercial seed vendors in the late 2000s, including 'Sibirskiy Sad'.
  • First introduced commercially in North America by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds in 2010, under translated name Gemini.
  • Unfortunately there is another tomato called Gemini that exists in North America (SSE Yearbooks). This tomato is red, and it is an entirely different variety not related to this one.

See also

Russian name: Близнецы (horoscope sign)

The name means 'Gemini' in Russian.

Description in Russian

  • "Крупноплодный, детерминантный сорт высотой до 1м. В кисти формируется 5-6 удлиненно-овальных ровных плода малинового цвета, средней массой 220гр. Прекрасная лежкость."

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