This very rare tomato was reportedly bred in the 1800s by Russian monks and was shared with one of the Sisters of the Holy Myrrhbearers, who shared them with grower Kristi Appelhans. The beautiful heart-shaped tomatoes are usually about 3" long with the occasional honker up to 6" and 1 lb. The Holy Myrrhbearer Tomato has a delicious flavor and it is great for sauces, canning and fresh eating.
Origin: We received the parent seed of our Holy Myrrhbearer Tomato from a friend who gardens in Ithaca, NY. They received the seeds from a friend at the Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery just down the road in Otsdawa, NY.
(Approximately 15 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: We recommend starting tomato seeds indoors in a bright and warm location 4 to 6 weeks before last frost date in spring. Transplant after danger of frost in full sun and trellis.