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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.

  • 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!
A G on Feb 3, 2018
Just look at it! Wow, can't wait to see it growing in my vegetable garden!
A 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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Slow start
To early to tell. Planted almost three weeks ago and plants are just starting to emerge
April 7, 2018
2 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
2 months ago