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PlantFiles: Tomato
Lycopersicon lycopersicum 'Russian 117'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lycopersicon (ly-koh-PER-see-kon) (Info)
Species: lycopersicum (ly-koh-PER-see-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Russian 117

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing

Growing Habit:

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Medium (under one pound)
Large (over one pound)

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

Fruit Colors:

Seed Type:

Fresh, salad
Fresh, slicing

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Leaf Type:
Regular Leaf

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative b54red On Jul 18, 2010, b54red from Dothan, AL wrote:

Mine made a large vine with very poor production of small toms between 4 and 8 ounces. It was also plagued by diseases and did not fair well in our heat and humidity.

Positive SLO_Garden On Jul 15, 2009, SLO_Garden from San Luis Obispo, CA wrote:

Russian 117 is a big plant with large, dense red oxheart tomatoes. The flavor is subtle but pleasant and the texture is meaty and creamy with little gel and few seeds. They are good both for fresh eating or sauce. Russian 117 produces an abundance of fruit and I had no problems with disease.

Positive passiflora_pink On Jun 27, 2006, passiflora_pink from Shelby County, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grew well in Alabama.

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 90 day Russian oxheart.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama
San Luis Obispo, California
Galesburg, Michigan
Ozark, Missouri
Arlington, Virginia

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