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Tomato 'Black Cherry'        

Solanum lycopersicum

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Belonging to the Solanum genus (Solanum lycopersicum 'Black Cherry'), Black Cherry is a variety of Tomato. 'Black Cherry' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Canary yellow and   Golden yellow and   Painter yellow. The mature flowers are of a Single form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red-brown and   Rifle green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Napier green and   North Texas Green colour.

An open-pollinated true black cherry tomato. Regular-leafed plant produces sprawling clusters of purple/dark brown-mahogany 1" fruits that have a true “black tomato” flavour. Compared to other cherry tomatoes, fruit is a bit slow to ripen.

Indeterminate plants can grow up to 6-8 feet tall. A tall cage is recommended. Disease resistant, open pollinated, sprawling plant.

A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Black Cherry is known for its Climbing habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Australia is believed to be where Black Cherry originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Black Cherry 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 Cherry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black Cherry

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant can get 6-8 feet tall, use a tall cage.

Black Cherry likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black Cherry 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Black Cherry in loamy soil with a ph of between 5.0 and 6.0 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Black Cherry from seed

Start seeds indoors six weeks before last frost date.

Sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 2.60 feet (80.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 12°C / 54°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Black Cherry

Transplant out when around 15cm (6 inches) high.

Plant to first leaves to promote strong roots.

As Black Cherry 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 Cherry

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

Black Cherry Patent Information

Non-patented (Baker Creek carries only non-patented seeds2)

Other Names for Tomato 'Black Cherry'

Tomato Black Cherry, Cerise Noir

Latest Tomato 'Black Cherry' Reviews

  • I love the taste of these, but three years in a row, in three different locations, it has produced pathetically.

    1 stars

    anelson about growing Tomato 'Black Cherry'
  • nice savory “black” flavor, interesting in a cherry. Not too productive for me.

    4 stars

    anelson about growing Tomato 'Black Cherry'
  • Our absolute favourite… Had I only space for one tomato-plant, no doubt, it would be this one.

    5 stars

    AnneTanne about growing Tomato 'Black Cherry'

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