Tomato - Japanese Black Trifele (Solanum lycopersicum) Black Russian Truffle Open Pollinated Heirloom Tomatoes Vegetable
Black Trifele is one of the darkest and best of the black tomato varieties. Originally from Russia, this is an excellent choice for sandwiches, salads and cooking. Plants a very productive, and produce mahogany coloured medium to larger sized fruits that are unusually pear shaped; these tomatoes are meaty, highly flavourful, typically blemish free ,and rarely split. Japanese Black Trifele produces potato leafed plants that are indeterminate and can produce tomatoes for an extended period in Zones 9 and 10.
Tomatoes love rich soil. Add some compost when setting out.
- Full Sun
- Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1/4 in deep and keep soil warm. Transplant into 1 in cells or 2 in pots at 1-2 leaf stage. NOTE: If the plants get leggy due to lack of light, when you transplant them out, bury more of the plant stem. It will not affect the growth and the plant will produce roots along the buried stem.
- Germinates 7 to 14 days
- Spacing: 24 to 36 in apart.
- Staking tomatoes (indeterminate) should be transplanted into 3 to 4 in pots.
- Harden off the plants for 4 to 5 days after risk of frost has passed, then transplant outdoors.
- Maturity 80 to 85 days
- Seed Count: 15