Packet Content(approx.): 10
Wow! No trick photography whatsoever is needed with this astonishing, rare and new, seemingly blight and disease-free, blackest ever tomato with ornamental darker leaves and stems, which was developed by Oregon State University. Amaze your friends with heavy-cropping trusses of fruity-flavoured, unbelievably jet-black, large-plum-sized fruits, which finally ripen late in summer to a deepest purple, and when sliced resemble plums with their deep red flesh. It is the first tomato variety in the world that has anthocyanins actually in its fruit, and importantly, no genetic engineering techniques were used to develop this plant. Anthocyanins, (which are antioxidants, and the same black pigment as in blueberries), are believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease and even to be anti-carcinogenic, and some evidence even suggests they protect our brain as we age. You can be one of the first to try this black tomato with its clean, clear flavour, a satisfying, dense texture, and a show-stopping appearance, along with the potential health benefits, this is your chance! (Cordon)
Sowing advice: Seeds are surface-sown or covered only slightly. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Containers are held in warm conditions until sprouts appear, which may take anywhere from 3-10 days. Move sprouting plantings immediately to bright light conditions, such as a south-facing window. Inadequate light is a frequent cause of failure of young seedlings. At about the time of last frost, set out seedlings into pots. Remove side-shoots and support the plant. This variety is a late ripener, do not harvest until skin goes soft and flesh inside changes from green to plum-red.
$3.63 / packet