Ivan tomato is a Missouri family heirloom that is not well known. As a result, not many people are currently growing it. During my research, I discovered that only one vendor was carrying it. I believe it is because of this vendor that this cultivar made it’s way to me. This variety needs to be grown by more fanciers, in order for it to be preserved! Our Ivan plants were tall and vibrant. They produced high quantities of tennis ball sized, red fruits that were delicious and inviting. A mid to late season variety, these have really good old time, full flavored, balanced taste. Our plants showed good disease resistance and were among the last to go down. This is a great slicer and market tomato. Try some when you are making your next sandwich. It works!