One of the old standby black tomatoes. It is large, oblong, and reasonably prolific. It has a rich tomato flavor, but isn't as sweet as some of the other varieties. 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 love the taste of these and the Caspian Pink tomatoes. They are my favorites for fresh eating on salads and for BLTs. I also make BBTs (bacon, basil, and tomatoes) with them. So yummy!
My family agrees that this is the best tasting tomato ever!
I planted two of these plants for the first time in my life. I wished I'd planted ten more.
These were planted at the fire station where I work and my crew couldn't keep their hands off of them. The beefsteak, early girls where left behind the cherokee purple.
I'm still harvesting in September and the plants still have blossoms.
I will definitely plant again next year.