Tomato 'Black Prince'
Black Prince is part of the Solanum genus and is a Tomato variety. Its scientific name is Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Prince'. 'Black Prince' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar.
This tomato was developed in the Siberian climate, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to grow tomatoes who live in the north and have shorter growing seasons.
A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Black Prince is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).
Smallish 2" diameter fruits, with a notoriously rich and flavourful taste, it produces a steady crop all season long. Also a good tomato plant for container and patio gardens. Regular leaf.
Russia is believed to be where Black Prince originates from.
Black Prince Tomato is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Tomato 'Black Prince'
Growing Black Prince from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Prince about 42 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Black Prince
Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Prince is a tender plant.
Harvesting Black Prince
Tomato 'Black Prince' information
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Originally from Irkutsk, Russia in Siberia.
It says harvest time is Mid-Summer, but here in zone 10B, I have not had the best results growing Black Prince in the summer. I first tried growing this plant one summer in a 5 gallon container. It dried out too quickly each day or couple of days and was attacked by insects. I was still able to collect seeds from this plant despite the fact that it wasn’t the healthiest plant to save seeds from. All of the Black Prince plants that I’ve grown since, have been from those seeds. Amazingly, when planted in the fall or winter here, they grew well and didn’t have any bug attacks or disease. In fact, they did better after going through two frost attacks. They have a slightly chocolately look on the outside, but are really beautiful when cut. You still can see the chocolatey coloring with hints of purple and vivid reds and a little green. A feast for the eyes, but a real flavorful treat for your taste buds! Not a big tomato or a big producer, but definitely worth planting again and again!
22 Sep 2013
Another delicious black tomato, with small to medium fruit and rich flavor. The plant has been healthy and productive, and the fruits have not cracked.
15 Oct 2011
Very pretty vine and fruit. Not a lot of side vines but the main one grows tall. Really does like cold I think as it seemed to do better once fall hit (even here in 5b). Seemed disease resistant.2-4oz
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