Black Russian Tomato

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Black Russian Tomato

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$CAD 3.50
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Solanum lycopercicum.

Indeterminate fruiting. 

Annual, Open pollinated

As the name suggests, Black Russian is an heirloom tomato originally grown in Russia and is adapted to growing under tough late season conditions. It yields medium sized dramatic, dark mahogany-red fruit with green shoulders and greenish-black flesh. 

The balanced flavour is unique and a must-try, one of the best tasting black tomatoes. 

Tomatoes are naturally quite drought tolerant, and yields are better when grown in the ground because their root systems are adventurous and incredibly resilient.

80 days (from transplant).

minimum 25 seeds per pack.

Seed starting:

In our climate tomatoes like a head start - start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost (depending on your region). Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep, keeping the soil warm and moist. Once the first true leaves appear, plant up into plug trays. Plant outside in full sun once all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Mulch with straw or other organic matter! 

Tomatoes will do well staked.  

Companion plants: basil, nasturtium, carrots, calendula.