Large to huge, red, deeply ribbed, at times ruffled fruits with very good flavor and excellent production on regular leaf, indeterminate vines. Probably capable of at least 3 lbs. if trained properly. Two seed sources: Dmitry Shlomin of Bryansk, Russia and Aleksey Kulik of the Ukraine. Seeds from both sources produced identical type plants and fruits. The name Рим in Russian transliterates to "Rim" and translates to "Rome". Aleksey's catalog said little more than "Surprisingly giant fruit, Italian variety" and the picture tomato looked like it was at least 4 lbs. — DT original description.