Ours had a medium purple color and a wonderful taste. Request a free copy of Johnny’s latest catalog. We are always adding new things to excite you about gardening. If you have a lot of vertical space these guys climb wonderfully and provide a lot of fresh tomatoes. Soil pH is preferred between 5.5-7.0. These were our most prolific of the smaller tomato varieties we grew this year. There’s so much flavor packed into this tiny tomato, they are so sweet and delicious. Packet: 40 seeds. Varieties do not need pruning and may be grown with or without support; fruit ripens within a concentrated time period. Check the Growing Information box for details. This easy to grow cherry tomato produces delicious, black/red cherry sized tomatoes on a large vine. Delicious flavor and they seem to grow well in our hot Zone 9a (South Louisiana) heat! Add plenty of compost prior to planting. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not as small as mini cherry tomatoes. No pests or problems either. The lack of acid makes their shelf life lower, but worth having around for their deep dark purple/burgundy color, and unique flavor. Fast growing and massive production. Store blemish-free, near-ripe fruit 4–7 days at room temperature in darkness. Mine weren’t nearly as dark as the picture but still pretty. Sweet and robust. They look absolutely beautiful in salads. Germination was great and I ended up with 6 healthy plants, I gave two away and planted two in containers and two in my garden. Black Cherry were by far the best tasting tomatoes I grew this year. The flavor of this tomato is amazing, sweet and rich. Tasty tomato. This is a great little pop in your mouth cherry tomato. Plant have good vigor and disease resistance. A bowl overflowing with these black cherry tomatoes is all I want in life right now, and with the high germination rate I got from these seeds, it’s exactly what I’ll get! If you received these packets there is a misprint as to where to start these tomatoes. The only reason this isn’t a perfect five-star review is the packet I received had a lower than expected germination rate at about 60%, when usually Migardener seeds have somewhere in the 75 to 90% range. [email protected], PHONE Despite this, I still got a very respectable harvest of sweet, low-acid cherry tomatoes for snacking and salads from four plants I started in March. I ended up brown bagging 4-5 dozen and they all ripened, I’m still eating them in early Nov. Just a wonderful snacking tomato. I’m not sure if the fruit was fully ripe when I picked them, but it was still sweet and only slightly acidic, The plant produced uniform, pretty light-yellow 1.25-1.5 inch plump tomatoes. I enjoyed them in salads, omelettes, fresh tomato sauce and snacked on them every time I walked by or worked in the garden. Grew tall and healthy. Organic Tomato Seed. View full-size image. I will definitely be growing these again next year. USDA Certified Organic. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date. fruits are almost black in color. Tomatoes typically germinate in 5–7 days. The skin was thin and it’s so sweet. Black Cherry. High yielding. I am so delighted with the taste, my favourite, plants get huge though, over 2 metres. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. The tomatoes are on average 1 oz and can be expected to yield several pounds per plant. I was actually surprised by these since they held up to recent first frosts somewhat just like Purple Russian tomatoes, and there is one in a five gallon container actually still hanging on finishing ripening one last little tomato even into November. Please Note:  Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, orders may take 2 business days to process. Johnny's Selected Seeds 955 Benton Ave. Winslow, Maine 04901 * 1-877-564-6697. Avg. Minimum of 25 seeds per packet. Indeterminates likely benefit by removing all suckers under the first strong branch directly below the first flower cluster. *Oopsie we made a Whoopsie. I grew these in a 5 gal grow bag and I had to top it off once it grew taller than 7ft. I absolutely love these, and they have a permanent place in my garden. To learn more about our use of cookies, as well as the categories of personal information we collect and your choices, please read our Privacy Policy. Indeterminate – An unbelievably sweet tomato with low acid. These taste amazing fresh and have roasted them, marinated them with basil and garlic as well as pickled them and they are wonderful anyway you have them. Indeterminate, 65-75 days from transplant We stock a wide range of tomato seeds. Heavy producer with tresses of up to 20 tomatoes! Harvest softer fruit unstacked into shallow, padded trays. Fertilize accurately since excess nitrogen causes rampant growth, rot, and delayed ripening. It also survived powdery mildew and bounced back. Bred in Florida by the late Vince Sapp, the round, 15–20 gm. 2020 was a bad year for tomatoes in my area. This a follow up rating, Black cherry is my favorite tomato from a total of four different varieties I bought. Varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period. Beautiful clusters of one inch large tomatoes ripen on indeterminate vines. For tall indeterminates, consider short extensions or pruning once they outgrow a manageable size for easy harvest. By clicking ALLOW or clicking on any other content, you agree that cookies can be placed. Don't start too early—leggy, root-bound, or flowering transplants can cause stunting and reduce early production. Prolific! These actually grew to become Black Plum tomatoes for me; not what the label had said but delicious nonetheless. Annual Vines are vigorous so we recommend using a tall cage to support them. Tomato – Black Cherry – *Organic*. Planting and Growing: Sow seeds in flats 6-8 weeks before the last frost and thin to 2" apart after the first true leaves appear. Plant Spacing: 2-3 feet. fruits are almost black in color. https://www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/tomatoes/cherry-tomatoes/black-cherry-organic-tomato-seed-88G.11.html. (810) 300-8845, MAILING ADDRESS I’m a novice gardener and thanks to you I decided to grow from seed for the first time. If needed later in season, consider thinning out leaves to increase airflow or topping plants to help finish ripening last fruits. Hands down the best tasting tomato in my garden, out of more than 20 tomato varieties. The flavor is dynamic—much like an heirloom. Our TomatoFest organic tomato seeds produce large, sprawling, indeterminate, regular-leaf, vigorous tomato plants that yield abundant crops in huge clusters of 1", round, deep purple, mahogany-brown cherry tomatoes. High yielding. Johnny's is committed to your success, every step of the way. Let your curiosity lead you! For short determinates, succession-plant every 4–6 weeks. They are delicious. Full Sun. Very easy to grow and prolific – in fact it’s still producing and probably will until the frost kills it. Plants ended up very small and I’ve lost most of the fruits to BER, but the color is cool and taste is fine. 850 plants/1,000 seeds, 10,200 plants/oz. I single-stem all my tomatoes and these were not very prolific when single-stemmed. They seem also to be more able to outpace the destruction caused by hornworms compared to other tomato varieties and recover faster–their foliage growth is very fast as you might expect from an indeterminate cherry.