Black Opal Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)
This early maturing dark chocolate cherry produces heavy yields of ½ to 1 oz black cherry tomatoes. Tangy and sweet with a firm texture, Black Opal is delicious fresh from the garden or as a paste.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 6-10 days
- Maturity: 70 days from transplant
- Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 75-85F to germinate. Heating mat is recommended. Keep moist.
- Harden off and transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bury deep, planting the entire stem leaving only top leaves above ground.
- Space plants 2-3' apart; space rows 3-4' apart.