Black Icicle is a popular variety of Tomato, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Icicle'). 'Black Icicle' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar.
Plants produce elongated, black fruit, small in shape. Flavour has been described as mild (some have said “bland”). Regular leaf. Indeterminate. Mid-season.
This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Black Icicle is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (4.88 feet).
Please note: this variety might not yet be stable. If saving and sharing seeds, please make sure they are displaying desired qualities of this variety.
Ukraine is believed to be where Black Icicle originates from.
Black Icicle 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.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Icicle have been kindly provided by our members.
Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.
Plant to the first set of true leaves to promote strong root growth.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black Icicle is a tender plant.
Bred by an Ukrainian amateur tomato breeder Denis Terentiev, and shared with Baker Creek Seeds.
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