This one convinces you to grow heirlooms. Russian, black beefsteak. Such a wonderful taste for an unsuspecting green topped brown and purple tomato! Unusual juiciness, meaty taste and texture. This heirloom originated in Crimea in the Black Sea.
Harvest these while they are half green and still a bit firm. They will be dead ripe and if you wait until they are all the way purple, they will be overripe. Fruits average 12 to 18 ounces. (Indeterminate) Maturity from transplant: 80 days.