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Tomato 'Black Icicle'

Solanum lycopersicum

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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.

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.

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).

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.

How to grow Black Icicle

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Icicle is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Black Icicle are Zone 3 and Zone 14. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 5.5 and 7.5 as Tomato is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Black Icicle from seed

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.

Transplanting Black Icicle

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.

Harvesting Black Icicle

Black Icicle folklore & trivia

Bred by an Ukrainian amateur tomato breeder Denis Terentiev, and shared with Baker Creek Seeds.

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