Russian Saskatchewan

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August 2019 ©Kelly
'Russian Saskatchewan' immature fruit, Aug 2019 ©Kelly

Grower: Kelly

Year: 2019, 2020

Accession: 292

Seed Source: Original seed purchased from commercial vendor.


2019 Did very well for me until the rains and cool weather started. This variety definitely seemed to like the full sun/high heat it was getting up until the end of July. When the heavy rain started then it began to abort fruit constantly. Nice flavour though, and definitely early. Will regrow again.

Plant Growth Observations

Vine Growth Type:

Vine Growth Habit: Erect

Plant size: Dwarf

Leaf type: Rugose

Leaf Coverage: Good

Maturity: 73 days

Fruit Observations

Skin colour: Red

Flesh colour: Red

Fruit Shape: Oblate

Fruit Fasciation: Smooth

Fruit Firmness: Firm

Fruit Set:

Average Fruit Diameter: 1.5"

Average Fruit Length: 1"

Average Fruit Weight:

Affliction Observations

Other Observations


  • Heirloom variety that has been grown by Darlene MacMillan’s family for many years in Colfax, Saskatchewan and originally came from Russia.