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Tomato 'Black From Tula'      

Solanum lycopersicum

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'Black From Tula' is a Tomato variety in the Solanum genus with a scientific name of Solanum lycopersicum. 'Black From Tula' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Banana yellow. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Red-brown and   Rifle green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Forest green (web) colour.

Dark red and spotted with black, it has red/black innards, and produces large up to 1lb fruit. Indeterminate and highly praised for its flavour, this plant reportedly does very well in hot climates.

Regular leaf, good yields, but may be prone to cracking in some climates. Indeterminate.

The flattened fruits have rich, salty and smokey flavor. Excellent for adding to salads and sandwiches.

Black From Tula grows as an Annual and is a Fruit. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Black From Tula is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Russia is believed to be where Black From Tula originates from.

Black From Tula 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 From Tula have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Black From Tula

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Be on the look out for tomato worms. Handpicking is the best way to combat the tomato hornworm.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Black From Tula 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. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 14 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.0 and 6.0 as Black From Tula likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil.

Growing Black From Tula 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 From Tula about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Black From Tula

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

Plant to first set of leaves to promote strong roots.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Black From Tula is a tender plant.

Harvesting Black From Tula

This tomato is ready for harvest when it starts turning from green to a deep red-brown color.

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

Black From Tula folklore & trivia

An heirloom from Tula, Russia, which is where it got its name from, it was once quite common but is now becoming a rarer variety.

The potato-leaf variety of Black From Tula is called Spudatula.

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Latest Tomato 'Black From Tula' Reviews

  • This took too long to ripen in Seattle, but the few fruit that came off the vine were amazingly good. Huge, tasty, gorgeous. If I still lived in a warmer clime, I’d plant this again in a heartbeat.

    4 stars

    KathN about growing Tomato "Black from Tula"

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