Tomato, Black From Tula tomato, Solanum Lycopersicum, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free, Edible Seeds
25 seeds per pack
Name: Black from Tula
Scientific Name: Solanum Lycopersicum
A rare heirloom from Russia that’s quickly becoming one of the favorite black tomatoes on the market for both flavor and production. With a rich smoky taste these 8-12oz fruit are great fresh off the vine or canned for winter. The tomatoes have a smoky black body with green and brown shoulder that resist cracking but are still quite tasty even with cracks. The plants are very productive and disease resistant even in the heat, producing pounds and pounds of tomatoes. Our plants were literally falling over themselves with fruit so be warned these will need some serious staking.
Recommended Uses: fresh or canned
Height: indeterminate vine 6’+ in length
Hardiness: zones: warm season annual
Flower Color: yellow
Maturity: 70-80 days
Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date in soilless starter mix. Sow seeds ¼” deep and keep moist and between 75-85 degrees until germination in 7-14 days. Cold temperatures slow down germination significantly. Transplant to 4” pot when two sets of true leaves show and plant is safe to work with. If weather is still cool and plant is getting leggy bump up to 1 gallon so tomato doesn’t become root bound. When weather is warm and frost date has passed, plant in full sun rich well-draining soil location. Space determinate varieties 1-2’ apart, indeterminate staked 2-3’ apart and indeterminate unstaked 3-4’ apart. Keep soil evenly moist throughout season but excess water causes cracking. Tomatoes prefer high nitrogen fertilizer when young and high phosphorus when setting fruit.
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