Tomato Plants – Heirlooms in Black & Purple
Black tomatoes are mellow, low in acid, full of old-fashioned tomato flavor. Black tomatoes are my first choice! I love them all. Indeterminate.
Carbon: Winner of the 2005 “Heirloom Garden Show” best-tasting tomato award. Carbon has won taste awards coast to coast in the last few years. Fruit is smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types. Has and extra dose of the complex flavor that makes dark tomatoes famous.
Cherokee Purple: 8-12 oz. slicer. Famously rich flavor. Interior ranges from purple to brown to green. Green shoulders, deep purple skin.
Lucid Gem: Winner of the sweetest tomato award at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo. This 5 oz. slicer has stunning colors inside and out. The meaty tomatoes ripen to yellow, then more towards orange with blue anthocyanin shoulders when very ripe. The sweet, juicy flesh is marbled yellow to red, and the flavor is fruity and superb. (Totally our absolute most favorite tomato.)
Darkstar: NEW. Savory-sweet taste and dark-purple color, ‘Darkstar’ is a colorful new tomato, producing oodles of 5–8 oz. fruits. Resists blight and has fewer blemishes than similar heirlooms.
Carbon, Cherokee Purple, Darkstar, Lucid Gem