Unlike many Russian varieties, this cultivar will perform well in hot weather and will tolerate cool weather as well. They ain't gonna grow outdoors in Alaska next Christmas, but Northern gardeners as well as Southerners can get a good yield out of them.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Germination 7 - 14 Days
70-80 days to Maturity
Fruit Weight 4-6 oz
Plant Height - 3 to 4 Ft
Spacing - 24 -36 Inches
Soil ph: 6.0 -6.8
Yield - Well Above Average
*Note - In the Taste Department - with this particular cultivar there is a very fine line between ripe and over-ripe, once you cross that line you'll have a very poor taste experience so far as fresh tomatoes go.
With most tomato cultivars, the fruit concentrates its sugars as it ripens. In the case of this particular cultivar, as it is more spicy than sweet - it does not concentrate much sugar but rather accumulates and concentrates the compounds which give it its spicy quality - in excess. As it over-ripens it tastes simply awful as a fresh tomato. Cooked, it is still very good for sauces as the unpleasant tasting compounds will be cooked away.