Purple Russian

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Purple Russian
Maturity midseason
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color black, purple
Fruit shape elongated, plum
Fruit size medium
Fruit type paste, canner
Variety type heirloom
Country Ukraine
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Purple Russian - ripe fruit. 2016-09-18.

B.C KO T

Indet., regular leaf 5' plant with wispy foliage, dark purple plum shaped elongated fruit, 4-9 oz, very good flavor. Excellent pickled and makes a fabulous sauce rich in flavor. Very high yields.

Seed source:

Dan and Val McMurray of Wynndel, British Columbia, Canada (B.C MC D) 06

Year grown: 2006, 2016

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


MI FL J

Large vines need caging or staking, 70 days, plum-shaped brownish-pink fruit usually with green shoulders, good flavor. Too juicy to be a paste variety despite its shape.

Seed source:

Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)

Year grown: 2006

Location: Augusta, Michigan


IL LO N

80 days, indet., regular leaf plant with a high yield of 4-7 oz, purple-brown fruit, paste type, very good flavor, originally from Irma Henkel, Ukraine.

Seed source:

Frederick Ineman, Ohio 99 / Aunt Irma Henkel, from Ukraine, 1980

Year grown:

Location: Oblong, Illinois



History

  • An heirloom variety from the Ukraine.
  • First introduced in the Seed Savers 1999 Yearbook by Frederick Ineman of Ravenna, Ohio (OH IN F), who said that the seed came from Ukraine, from their Aunt Irma Henkel in 1980.
  • Renamed by First offered in the Seed Savers {{{1}}} Yearbook by {{{2}}} to Ukrainian Purple.



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