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Maturity midseason
Growth habit det.
Leaf type potato
Fruit color black
Fruit shape oblate
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated
Country Estonia
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Siniy (QUE AN N) - sliced fruit. 2013-07-22.


Det. (or compact semi-det.?), potato leaf plants. Early fruit set. It produces flattened purple/black beefsteaks ranging from 5 to 16 oz. We had first fruits ripening in mid-July, which is very early in our area, it was the first large tomato to ripen in 2013. Flavor is very good, complex and balanced. Juicy. Early to mid-season maturity. (15 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

1. Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden (SWED TR A) 10
2. Nathalie Antaya of Saint-Robert, Quebec, Canada (QUE AN N) 08 / Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) (SODC) / Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden (SWED TR A) 96

Year grown: 2013

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


75 days, det., potato leaf with a good yield of purple-brown fruit with green shoulders with very good flavor.

Seed source:

Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B) 05 / Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden (SWED TR A) 96

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • Said to have originated in Estonia. However, as all the former Soviet Republics economy was very integrated, it actually could be from anywhere in the former USSR.
  • First offered in the Seed Savers 1996 Yearbook by Åke Truedsson of Klagshamn, Sweden (SWED TR A), who noted that this variety came from Estonia.
  • There is also another variety known in North America, Blue Fruit, that could be the same.

See also

Russian name: Синий

The name means 'Blue' in Russian.

Description in Russian

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