I bought the seeds from a vendor on eBay, selling retail seed packets.
This is what it is:http://www.biotechnica.ru/Product_Detai ... 0%B5%D0%BF
I didn't look closely enough at the packet in the listing to realize who the seed company is, even though I could have. I audited a semester of a Russian class in college (I was trying to learn to speak it) and I can transliterate the letters. The top reads "Semena Makhorka" (Makhorka Seeds) bottom of the front of the packet would be transliterated, "V Biotechnika" - would translate as something like, "With Biotechnology". Had I looked closer, I probably wouldn't have gotten them.
On the page you see, "Махорка Басма Прилеп" which is Makhorka Basma Prilep. This is also on the back of the packet.
Maybe someone on the forum actually can read Russian and tell us more about it?
I got another one with Herzegovina on the front and Trabzon 182 on the back. Seems to be another contradiction?
Again, confused. Based on who produced these seeds and the contradictory info, I may not plant them.