(70 Days) A unique cherry tomato that ripens red with an overlay of glossy black-purple on the skin. Productive all season, yielding fruit that is well-balanced and flavourful. Great in salads or eaten straight off the plant, Midnight Snack is a guilt-free treat any time of the day or night. This tomato turns black because it is high in anthocyanin pigments, the same pigment that turns blueberries (another antioxidant powerhouse) blue. Staking. INDETERMINATE
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.