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Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular, wispy
Fruit color pink
Fruit shape heart
Fruit size large
Fruit type slicer
Variety type heirloom
Country Russia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Larisa - ripe fruit. 2013-07-29.


Compact plants with wispy regular leaf foliage, early fruit set. Fruits are large and heart-shaped, slightly ribbed. 8-18 oz. Meaty but juicy flesh with small seed chambers and very few seeds. Very good balanced flavor that gets even better at the peak of the season. (very limited, 15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

Ted Maiden, LaFollette, Tennessee 13 / Marina Kirishcheva, Brasovo, Bryansk region, Russia 13 / Larisa Ivanova, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Year grown: 2013

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


  • A variety from Russia. It was sent to Ted Maiden of LaFollette, Tennessee by Marina Kirishcheva, Bryansk region, Russia in December 2012.
  • Larisa is the name of a Russian woman, Larisa Ivanova from Nizhniy Novgorog, who had been growing this tomato for many years. Larisa did not have a name for it, and simply referred to it as 'svoi', which means 'my own'. Hence, Marina labelled it 'Larisa' when she shared seeds with some North American gardeners in December 2012.
  • Ted generously sent a few seeds to Tatiana in December 2012.
  • Introduced commercially by Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds in 2014.

Russian name: Лариса

Larisa is a female first name, quite common in Russia.

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