The largest and most tantalizing of the luscious black beefsteak tomatoes. This Russian beauty produces a heavy crop of 3-4 inch, slightly flattened, oblate fruits weighing up to 14 oz. They are deep mahogany-red to purple with green shoulders, with all the smoky rich flavor for which the blacks are renowned. Smooth-textured with a sweet, earthy, mouth-watering flavor. Some seed savers say it is the best tasting of all the dark tomatoes. It is a very productive variety that sets fruit well, even after the temperatures get hot. Great for slicing or canning, salads or sandwiches. Indeterminate. Matures 70-80 days from transplant. Packet contains at least 30 seeds.