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Black Beauty Tomato Seed

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Among the best-tasting of all tomatoes, period. Super-tomato flavor, with antioxidants galore; comparable levels to blueberries and blackberries. Striking blue-black skin and very meaty, deep-red flesh. Intensely tomato-y, smooth and savory taste, with earthy tones. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the planting hole to slightly sweeten the fruit. Hangs nicely on the vine, and stores very well – flavor even improves with a couple of days of room-temperature storage. Deer-resistant. Indeterminate. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 3-10
  • Days to maturity: 80 days
  • Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Sow outdoors: Not recommended
  • Produce size: 10-14 oz. each
  • Yield: 20-25 lbs. per plant
  • Mature plant height: Indeterminate, over 8’
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Just look at it! Wow, can't wait to see it growing in my vegetable garden!
Claude G on Feb 3, 2018
Just look at it! Wow, can't wait to see it growing in my vegetable garden!
Claude G on Feb 3, 2018
I have never seen or tasted a Black Tomato so this intrigues me.
Trudy J on Jan 22, 2018
I have never seen or tasted a Black Tomato so this intrigues me.
Trudy J on Jan 22, 2018
Are they blight resistant?
Ron T on Apr 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Heirloom varieties are not known to be blight-resistant; this variety has no documentation available to show resistance to blight. It can be prevented. Blight spores are spread by water; so water the ground, not the leaves. Treat with a fungicide early and regularly (there are many organic options, including this // These two practices will keep blight at bay.
are the black beauty tomatoes suitable for canning?
David V on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, indeed. They are, of course, at their very best as a slicer, but they have meaty flesh that is slightly tart and they make incredible sauce.
Are they deer resistant?
John N on Jan 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All members of the nightshade family - tomatoes, eggplant and peppers - are toxic to deer and they naturally avoid these plants. If there is a drought or food shortage for the deer, they will eat anything, but for the most part, deer will avoid tomatoes.

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Early fruit, long to ripen
These tomatoes are indeterminate, so the plants get extremely tall, about 8-10' or taller. They require pruning constantly, especially during rainier times where growth accelerates. Fairly decent yield that would have been better if I did a better job keeping them pruned. I lost a good number of tomatoes from having to cut whole branches away. Classic tomato-y flavor, deep red flesh, with a fair amount of seeds and water inside. The skin turns black on parts exposed to sun, keep an eye on the bottoms and pick when that turns red. I had fruit on the vine about the same time as my Chadwick Cherry Tomatoes, but these took much longer to ripen. It's now mid-October in Ohio and I still have flowers and fruit on the plant. Being indeterminate, these will keep producing until frost bites them. We got about a dozen of these tomatoes from 3 plants, now down to 2 and I did lose at least that many to drastic pruning after neglect. I expect to get good production next year with better pruning practice now that I know the variety's tendencies.
October 10, 2018
10 months ago
Slow start
To early to tell. Planted almost three weeks ago and plants are just starting to emerge
April 7, 2018
8 months ago
Seed purchase
I'm looking forward to these awesome Black Beauty Tomato's. I've got them in a seed starter kit know, they arrived a few days ago in perfect condition and I couldnt wait to get them started. Looking forward to eating them fresh out of my garden.
April 9, 2018
8 months ago