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Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Mountain Pink'), Black Mountain Pink is a variety of Tomato. 'Black Mountain Pink' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Painter yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Deep carmine pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Plant produces pink, beefstake-type fruit of irregular shape. Fruit averages approximately 1lb, and is described as having an excellent old-time tomato flavour. Large vines grow over 5ft tall, and fruit is a dark pink colour. Requires a longer growing season. Regular leaf. Indeterminate. 85-95 days.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.

United States is believed to be where Black Mountain Pink originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Black Mountain Pink Tomato is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Black Mountain Pink have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Mountain Pink

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Needs to be staked

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Mountain Pink 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.

Growing Black Mountain Pink from seed

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.96 feet (91.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Black Mountain Pink about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Black Mountain Pink

Ready to transplant at 6-inches tall. Plant to first leaves to get better roots.

As Black Mountain Pink is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Black Mountain Pink

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early autumn.

Tomato Black Mountain Pink Etymology

Name refers to the area of Kentucky where the original seeds was found.

Black Mountain Pink folklore & trivia

Seed was discovered in an abandoned homestead in the fall of 1993 in Kentucky. Seeds were first offered in 2001 via the Seed Savers Exchange catalogue by a member who found them at a flea market in London, Kentucky. 1

Misspellings of Tomato 'Black Mountain Pink'

Blk Mtn Pink

Other Names for Tomato 'Black Mountain Pink'

Barnes Mountain Pink

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