Behold, the heirloom Black Cherry Tomato. With a natural color that results from crossbreeding from different cherry tomato colors, these make a beautiful addition to a tomato salad. Or just strew a handful onto the dinner plate alongside whatever else you’re eating. Their flavor is unique — just a bit more complex and perhaps smoky, with a sweet pop. Produce large, sprawling, indeterminate, regular-leaf, vigorous tomato plants. Yield an abundant crops of huge clusters of 1.5 cm (1 in), deep purple, mahogany-brown cherry tomatoes. Beautiful to mix with other colored cherry tomatoes. A very “Unique” tomato variety. Staking type. Heritage Tomato.
Start seed indoors 6 – 8 weeks before transplanting out to the garden. Cover seeds with 1/2 cm (1/4 in) of soil. Firm soil over seed. Keep moist but not waterlogged. To germinate maintain a soil temperature of 24 C (75 F). Seed should germinate in 6 – 10 days. Once seeds have sprouted, 14 – 16 hours of light per day is essential. Once plants have reached 12 cm (5 in) transplant to 6 cm (3 in) peat pots. Place the root ball at the bottom of the pot, filling pot with soil will ensure better root development along the stem. Plants will develop better with a growing temperature of 17 C (62 F) until transplanting out. Fertilize weekly with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong root development. Do not transplant out till night temperatures are warm.