Carbon Tomato pk/20

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SKU TM241-20
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80 days. Lycopersicon esculentum. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of large 8 to 12 oz reddish-black beefsteak tomatoes. One of the best tasting black tomato on the market. This is the darkest of the black tomatoes. Winner of the 2005 Heirloom Garden Show best tasting tomato award. Perfect for sandwiches, salads, and slicing. Excellent choice for home gardens. Indeterminate.

Lot No: SA

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 48 to 60” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow



Tomato
Lycopersicon esculentum

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2" 80 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"48" 48"60 - 90 days
Tomato Seed Planting Information:

Tomato plants should be grown in a warm areas and receive plenty of sunlight, so choose a sunny spot in your garden. Relocate your tomato plants in different parts of your garden each year to avoid diseases. Optimum temperatures for growing tomatoes are between 65 and 85 degrees F. Plant your seeds indoors 10 to 12 weeks before setting outside. Use Miracle Gro Seed Starting Material for best germination results. We have tested other Seed Starting Mix and experienced poor germination rates. You may have to special order the Miracle Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix from your nursery, as it is hard to find it at many of the large home and garden centers. Do not add any soil, fertilizers, and other chemicals to seed starting material! Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. When seedlings are 4" tall, transplant them in larger pots. Plants should be at least 10" tall before transplanting outdoors. Place plants outdoors in shady area several days before transplanting outdoors. Shelter the transplants to prevent sunburn, wilting, and rain damage. Spring planting should occur when soil is warm, at least 3 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 degrees F. You can plant early if you use water towers. To prevent branches from breaking from the weight of tomatoes, use 5 to 6 ft tall cages. To tie plants to stakes, use soft strips of cloth. Check indeterminate plants regularly, and pinch off suckers and side branches where leaves join the stems. Plants can grow 1 to 6 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply mulch and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Work the soil thoroughly before planting. Add well-rotted manure and compost.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water well during dry and hot spells. Water in the morning only, on the side of the plants and not directly on the leaves.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest tomatoes when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick them as they mature to encourage new fruit to form. Remove any decayed tomatoes from the plant.


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by on August 9, 2009

I grew this for the first time this year here in northern Virginia. It has done well. Yields were a bit below what I'd hoped for, but I chalk that up to growing the plants in 5 gallon buckets instead of in the ground. I've had some cracks on the top, which is just a cosmetic issue and is, again, probably due to growing in too small of a container (to be fair, though, I haven't had cracking with many of my other varieties). The taste is simply fantastic. It has a strong, distinctive tomato taste and when I take a bite from a carbon and then from an early girl or beefsteak, there is simply no comparison. I love this tomato and will grow many next year!

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by on April 12, 2012

I have grown this variety in BC, Canada since I discovered it several years ago. It is probably my favourite large black tomato for flavour for fresh eating. I now only grow red tomatoes for cooking and sauces.

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