Heirloom variety from the Minusinsk region, Siberia, Russia. Its name means "Minusinsk pink oxheart". Part of the Khilenko family collection of native heirloom varieties throughout Russia.
Also referenced under the following names: Bychye Serdtse Minusinskoe Rozovoe,Бычье сердце Минусинское розовое.
Pink fruit weighing 120 to 250 grams, cordiform/ piriform type, well-fleshed, may be more or less ribbed all over the body.
Flesh paste-like, dense and thick, small lodges containing few seeds. Good sweet flavor.
Robust, wiry plant with great development, regular wispy foliage, indeterminate growth.
Abundant production from mid-season, but even better in the second half.
Well-suited to short-season and/or cool-summer regions.
NB: a yellow version of this variety exists: Bychye serdtse Minusinskoe Zheltoe
Harvest 2023, bag of approx. 15 seeds.