Productive, indeterminate plants produce loads of 1”, round, purple-brown colored fruits. Known and made popular for its rich and complex flavor that bursts in your mouth. One of our CSA members called it the “fine wine of tomatoes”. Black Cherry is a few days later to mature than other cherries, but well worth the wait. Large, sprawling plants benefit from frequent trellising and pruning.
Days to Maturity: 75
Latin name: Solanum lycopersicum
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Start indoors mid-March through early May. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 75-85°. Seed depth: 1/8”. Plant spacing: deter. 12-18”, indeter. 24-36”. Harden off before planting in ground. Plant in full sun after danger of frost has passed. Indeterminate varieties will require trellising.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!