Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Black
Flesh Color: Black
Fruit Shape: Beefsteak
Flattened Globe
Fruit Size: Large
Fruit Weight: 10 oz.
Leaf Type: Regular-Leaf
Tomato Plant Height: 5 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Mid-season
Late
Comments by NJ Ag Exp St.: One of the darkest "black" tomatoes. Very rich flavor?

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Plant Spread: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Leaves: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Varies greatly by species and cultivated variety.
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Direct sowing into the garden not recommended. Sow seeds into sterile seed starting mix, 1/8"-1/4" deep, indoors, 6-8 weeks prior to last expected frost date. Optimal germination occurs in 7-14 days with constant moisture and soil temperatures of 75-90F.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Preferred depth: Some tomato varieties, primarily dwarf and determinate varieties, are suitable for container gardening. Large, vining, indeterminate types can be grown in 5 gallon or larger containers but may require extra attention.
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Tomato
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Solanum lycopersicum
  • Synonym: Lycopersicon lycopersicum

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Date: 2020-07-07
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: South Alabama
Date: 2020-05-25
Green tomatoes growing on young Carbon plant.

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Comments:
  • Posted by mom2goldens (Carmel, IN - Zone 5b) on Sep 19, 2014 7:02 PM concerning plant:
    I grew this tomato for the 2nd time in a cool, rainy summer. It was quite productive and had a great flavor. No problems with diseases. This was one of my later-producing tomatoes, but it continued to product fruit steadily throughout the season. I really enjoyed the flavor of this tomato and I will definitely grow it again.
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p1mkw On April 29, 2010 Transplanted
p1mkw On March 14, 2010 Plant emerged
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