Very early ripening and can tolerate very cool spring temperatures. This old Ukrainian heirloom will turn out lots of good tasting 2-3 ounce fruit. This tomato is tough as nails and has good keeping qualities. Very solid small fruit and would be a good one for canning whole. I really enjoyed this one and it needs to be in more gardens. This is not the tomato with the same name that some sources list as a U.S. canning variety, this is one from the former Soviet Union in what is now the Ukraine.