Tomato, Holy Myrrh Bearer

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Quick facts:

  • Russian heirloom
  • Multi-purpose

Solanum lycopersicum

65-75 days, Indeterminate.  Large, heart-shaped tomato with few seeds and minimal juices- this is a perfect multi-purpose tomato for both sauce making and fresh eating.   Comes from Russia where it was grown by the Sisters of the Holy Myrrh Bearers for generations.  Cultivation dates back as far as the 1800s.  These sisters gave it to Kristi Appelhans of Idaho Falls, Idaho, who gave it to the Snake River Seed Cooperative, who gave it to us!


How to grow it:  

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


4-6 w.

6-9 d.





Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before average last frost date. Plant seeds in sterile potting soil and provide 7-10 hours of direct light each day. Thin to the strongest plant per pot. Transplant 24"-36" apart in full sun, requires trellising. Harvest tomatoes at full red. 

Seed specs: Packet size- 30 min.