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Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seeds per packet: Approx. 25
A rare Russian heirloom tomato that produces one of the largest black tomatoes 7.5 cm-10 cm (3-4 inches).
A beefsteak variety with deep reddish-brown skin and a rich, sweet and spicy old-fashioned taste that is rated among the best for flavour among the dark heritage tomatoes.
An indeterminate variety that requires space and good support due to the large heavy fruits that can weigh up to 350 gram (12 oz) each.
This tomato's excellent taste and meaty flesh make it an ideal tomato for eating fresh or cooking. Ideal for sandwiches and great for preserving or drying.
Adaptable to most soils but produces the best fruit in a deep free-draining soil with consistent moisture in a sunny position. Protect from strong winds, support with stakes when required.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Spring
Sow: 6mm deep
For best results grow in seed raising trays of a quality seed raising mix. Keep warm and moist. Transplant when 5-7cm high.
Plant space: 75-100cm
Row Space: 50-60cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 10-12 weeks