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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.

Black Beauty: Blue-black skin; deep red flesh. Flavor is rich, smooth, savory with earthy tones.  Another wonderful tomato.

Black Krim: 8-16 oz. Russian heirloom slicer. Bold, smokey flavor.  Deep brown/red.  High yielding.

Black Prince: Mahogany brown with good flavor. Unusual brown shoulders become orange-red at the blossom end. Color will be deeper and more pronounced in sunnier locations. Distinctively rich, fruity tomato flavor. 3-5 oz. Indeterminate.

Blue Gold: Amazing 2-3 oz. fruit, Blue and gold bright yellow tomato with shoulders that turn black with anthocyanin. Interior is red-yellow bi-color that is sweet and fruity. High production plant. Sunburn, crack resistant. Great hang time and shelf life.

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.

Japanese Black Trifele: Pear-shaped fruit has green-streaked shoulders, deepening to a burnished mahogany and finally to a darkened, nearly black base.  The meaty interior has similar, opulent shades and an incomparable, complex and rich flavor. 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and wide. Potato-leafed. Indeterminate.

Lucid Gem: 4-6 oz.  Black skin.  Sweet & fruity flavor.  Golden flesh with pink splashes.  Our absolute all-around favorite.

Purple Russian:  A pinky-purple Roma tomato.  An old favorite.  Perfect size to add a tomato to your breakfast eggs.

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Heirloom Varieties

Black Beauty, Black Krim, Black Prince, Blue Gold, Carbon, Cherokee Purple, Japanese Black Trifele, Lucid Gem, Purple Russian