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Black Cherry Tomato
SKU: TM328-20
Country Of Origin: USA USA
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65 days. Solanum lycopersicum. Open Pollinated. Black Cherry Tomato. This early maturing plant produces high yields of ½ to 1 oz deep purple, mahogany brown cherry tomatoes. This is the first truly black cherry tomato that has the classic tomato flavor. Perfect for salads, gourmet dishes, vegetable platters, shish kebabs, or just eating fresh right off the vine. The plant requires support, either staking or cages. An excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A variety was developed by Vince Sapp of Florida, USA. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 629218. Indeterminate.

Lot No: 230025

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

Seeds Per Pound: 128,000

Plant Height: 72 to 84” 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 80 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, or cover the pots, as the soil may become too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. Do not bottom water the seeds as this causes the seed starting material to become too wet and you will experience poor germination! We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products and covering the pots with plastic or covers. 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.

Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 80 to 85 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: Above 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“
Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days
Plant Spacing: 48”
Row Spacing: 48”
Sunlight Requirement: Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: Early Season Tomato: 60 to 65 days Mid-Season Tomato: 70 to 75 days Late Season Tomato: 85 to 90 days

USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11

Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

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Lowell | 6/10/2022 11:10 PM
Favorite cherry tomato, and maybe favorite all around tomato.  Grow fast and plentiful.  Been growing for several years now, always the favorite.
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Guest | 9/30/2014 3:31 AM
Was the best tasting cherry tomato I grew this year.. Better and even sweeter than sungold and sun sugar.
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Tom | 12/29/2012 1:48 AM
Planted this tomato in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia last year.  It started a bit slow, but grew well.  Production was good once it got started, and the flavor is explosive!
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Guest | 8/9/2011 3:11 AM
Prolific ! At least 200 tomatoes on one plant in groupings of 7 to 20 and still covered in flowers. They also have the advertised black tomato taste.
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Guest | 3/5/2010 7:13 AM
I love this tomato. Superb flavour. Last year it was in late when I grew it and it bore fruit prolifically. Late in the season I pulled up the plants and brought them inside and hung them up in the kitchen where they held beautifully until finally all were eaten still tasting great. This year they have been much earlier and the fruit are fewer but larger (super sizers for a cherry) but still great tasting. Somehow I have only one plant in the greenhouse but three outdoors, which were much later - they're fruiting now but I guess it will depend on autumn temperatures as to how they will do. Jane from New Zealand.
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