*Oopsie we made a Whoopsie. If staking larger fruit with calyx on, consider trimming below shoulders when harvesting. By clicking ALLOW or clicking on any other content, you agree that cookies can be placed. I am so delighted with the taste, my favourite, plants get huge though, over 2 metres. Perfect for pasta, gazpacho, pizza, kabobs, bruschetta, salsa and a host of other culinary favorites. Avg. Indeterminate – An unbelievably sweet tomato with low acid. Any fruit breaking color will still ripen post-harvest. Hands down the best tasting tomato in my garden, out of more than 20 tomato varieties. About 5–6 weeks before transplanting, sow 1/4" deep in 20-row. This easy to grow cherry tomato produces delicious, black/red cherry sized tomatoes on a large vine. Very heavy producer and the suckers will grow well into mature bearing plants too. 10am-3pm EST Black Cherry Tomato Seeds. We start our seeds indoors and had excellent germination. 850 plants/1,000 seeds, 10,200 plants/oz. Calyx can be removed or kept to prove freshness. The Black Cherry tomato offers vigorous plants, covered in clusters of 1" round cherry tomatoes. There’s so much flavor packed into this tiny tomato, they are so sweet and delicious. Talk to a Johnny's Grower For tall indeterminates, consider short extensions or pruning once they outgrow a manageable size for easy harvest. Not as small as mini cherry tomatoes. Plant have good vigor and disease resistance. These tomatoes are very juicy with an almost fruity taste. Will grow again. fruits are almost black in color. Sweet and robust. Organic, Non-GMO. A bowl overflowing with these black cherry tomatoes is all I want in life right now, and with the high germination rate I got from these seeds, it’s exactly what I’ll get! These tomatoes are super prolific and super delicious! Organic Black Cherry Tomato - Lycopersicon lycopersicum. Organic Tomato Seed. At the end of the season the vine is 15ft or longer. Harvest softer fruit unstacked into shallow, padded trays. I will grow them every year from now on. fruits are almost black in color. Had 100% germination in 6 days, without the help of a heating mat or grow lights. Organic Black Cherry Tomato: Botanical Name: Lycopersicon esculentum "Black Cherry" Type: Organic / Heirloom Indeterminate: Size at Maturity: 1 1/2" Days to Maturity: 64 Days: Light Requirement: Full Sun: Planting Time: Warm Season: Sowing Method: Indoor Sow: Planting Depth: 1/4" - 1/2" Plant Spacing: 18" - 36" Seeds per Pound: NA: Hardiness Zones: All: Ships: Year-round The only truly black cherry tomato. I ordered 2 packets after trying these from a friends garden last year. My order was received promptly. Approximate seeds per pack: 25 These taste amazing fresh and have roasted them, marinated them with basil and garlic as well as pickled them and they are wonderful anyway you have them. They seem also to be more able to outpace the destruction caused by hornworms compared to other tomato varieties and recover faster–their foliage growth is very fast as you might expect from an indeterminate cherry. The only reason this isn’t a perfect five-star review is the packet I received had a lower than expected germination rate at about 60%, when usually Migardener seeds have somewhere in the 75 to 90% range. I was actually surprised by these since they held up to recent first frosts somewhat just like Purple Russian tomatoes, and there is one in a five gallon container actually still hanging on finishing ripening one last little tomato even into November. Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 15–20 gm. Very easy to grow and prolific – in fact it’s still producing and probably will until the frost kills it. Mine weren’t nearly as dark as the picture but still pretty. Beautiful clusters of one inch large tomatoes ripen on indeterminate vines. The lack of acid makes their shelf life lower, but worth having around for their deep dark purple/burgundy color, and unique flavor. This is a great little pop in your mouth cherry tomato. Your browser's Javascript functionality is turned off. I enjoyed them in salads, omelettes, fresh tomato sauce and snacked on them every time I walked by or worked in the garden. The flavor of this tomato is amazing, sweet and rich. Great flavor!!! Tomatoes typically germinate in 5–7 days. Product ID: 88G. The tomatoes are on average 1 oz and can be expected to yield several pounds per plant. Please enter a quantity before adding to wishlist. Port Huron, MI 48060. Black Cherry enhances veggie platters and appetizer trays, looks elegant as an edible garnish and will do wonders for a variety of salads. The BEST cherry tomato, in my humble opinion. Don't start too early—leggy, root-bound, or flowering transplants can cause stunting and reduce early production. These were our most prolific of the smaller tomato varieties we grew this year. https://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/cherry-tomatoes/black-cherry-organic-tomato-seed-88G.11.html. Soil and Water: Tomatoes love fertile soil rich in organic matter. They look absolutely beautiful in salads. Varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period. My favorite of all cherry type tomatoes. The flavor is dynamic—much like an heirloom. Medium-rich soil with pH 6.0–6.8 preferred. Annual Minimum of 25 seeds per packet. I think they were my favorite this year and will definitely grow again! It was also the last of my 8 different cherry tomato varieties to ripen. Despite this, I still got a very respectable harvest of sweet, low-acid cherry tomatoes for snacking and salads from four plants I started in March. Row Spacing: 3-4 feet Indeterminate. Prolific! Fruits are irresistibly delicious with sweet, rich, complex, full tomato flavors that burst in your mouth, characteristic of the best flavorful black tomatoes. The lower bottom suckers often miss trellis supports, set fruit closer to soil, take energy from upper parts, and encourage spread of disease from soil. 227 Huron Ave. Store longer with proper variety selection, picking less-ripe, and keeping at cooler temperatures 45–60°F (7–16°C). Fertilize accurately since excess nitrogen causes rampant growth, rot, and delayed ripening. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. Packet: 40 seeds. 1.877.564.6697. Indeterminate – An unbelievably sweet tomato with low acid. I will definitely grow it again next year but I will try growing it in a cage and not single-stemming to get more fruit. Delicious flavor and they seem to grow well in our hot Zone 9a (South Louisiana) heat! I single-stem all my tomatoes and these were not very prolific when single-stemmed. Fingers crossed! *If you selected Gardening questions please view our FAQ page or our Youtube channel where many answers can be found. Germination was great and I ended up with 6 healthy plants, I gave two away and planted two in containers and two in my garden. 40 seeds, unless otherwise noted; plants about 60 feet. Basket-weave by pounding 5–6' stakes every 2–3 plants, using heavier t-posts intermittently and at ends of beds. To learn more about our use of cookies, as well as the categories of personal information we collect and your choices, please read our Privacy Policy. Tomato – Black Cherry – *Organic*. For short determinates, succession-plant every 4–6 weeks. Days till maturity: 70 I will definitely be growing these again next year. Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 15–20 gm. EMAIL Black Cherry were by far the best tasting tomatoes I grew this year.