Data specific to Tomatoes (Edit)
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Skin Color: Black
Flesh Color: Red
Fruit Shape: Round
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Weight: 6 oz.
Tomato Plant Height: 6 feet
8 feet
Best Uses: Slicing
Growth Mode: Indeterminate
Earliness: Late
Days to Maturity: 80

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
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.

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Black Beauty'.

Common names
  • Tomato

  • Posted by kousa (Southeast PA - Zone 6b) on Aug 13, 2017 4:38 PM concerning plant:
    This tomato tends to crack for me. Also the flavor is not as good as Purple Cherokee. The plant also is a low yielder compared to Purple Cherokee.
Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On May 25, 2021 Transplanted
Into Garden two
antsinmypants On March 17, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On March 10, 2021 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights - hammer
dnrevel On May 23, 2021 Transplanted
Transplanted at Project Grow on a very hot day
dnrevel On March 24, 2021 Seeds sown
Sown indoors, pots on a heat mat, under lights. My own collected seed from 2020.
dnrevel On January 3, 2021 Miscellaneous Event
Prepped seed, perked for several weeks.
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Beautiful fruit by terrafirma Jul 28, 2016 7:48 AM 1

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