80 days. The darkest tomato we know! A dark, meaty, very rich-fleshed tomato with extreme anthocyanin expression (same antioxidant in blueberries and blackberries). So dark that some tomatoes turn solid blue-black on the skin. Deep red flesh is among the best tasting of all tomatoes. Rich, smooth and savory with earthy tones. Hangs well on the vine and stores very well, and the flavor improves with room-temperature storage. Our own Dave Kaiser tasted it at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition and proclaimed it as the BEST tomato he had ever eaten!
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 75-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8 inch
- Plant Spacing: 24"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Solanum lycopersicum
To get started, choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Black tomatoes need plenty of sunlight to grow and thrive, so make sure to pick a location that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. Once you've selected your spot, prepare the soil by removing any weeds and adding compost or other organic matter.
When it's time to plant your seeds, sow them about 1/4 inch deep and space them about 2 feet apart. Keep the soil moist but not too wet, and watch for sprouts to appear in about 7-10 days. As your plants grow, make sure to provide support with stakes or cages to keep the heavy fruit from falling off the vine.
To ensure a bountiful harvest, make sure to fertilize your plants regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Water consistently and deeply, but avoid getting water on the leaves as this can encourage disease. As your tomatoes ripen, be sure to pick them promptly to encourage more fruit to develop.
Overall, growing black tomatoes is a fun and rewarding experience. With these Rare Black Tomato Seeds, you'll be able to enjoy the delicious taste and striking color of these unique tomatoes all season long. Order now and start growing your own food today!