Small, but flavorful, these plum shaped tomatoes are great for fresh eating or sauce. They have the typical rich flavor of a black tomato with blemish-free fruit that resists cracking. Indeterminate.
Minimum of 25 seeds per packet.
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 2-3 feet
Row Spacing: 3-4 feet
Start indoors 6 weeks before last danger of frost. Requires soil temperatures of 75‐85°F to germinate. Use of a heating mat is recommended. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed. Plant deep, removing all but the top leaves and planting all the available stem.
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I have grown this lovely specimen of tomato for several seasons now here in Spokane WA zone 6b (May 15th to September 1st) with long summer days 47.77° North 2000 feet altitude. They take very well to my area, producing very prolific yields of smallish 1 to 2 oz highly flavored saladette tomatoes. One plant last season (2019) produced 4 lbs alone, a neighbor grew one of mine as well and got almost 5 lbs. They are very nice in salads, or almost any fresh uses. The black tomato taste profile is very nice for fresh cooked sauces, and I used them in canned sauce mixed with other varieties as well. This season I may try drying some as well. Give this Russian gem a try.