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60 days. The fruits from this recent open pollinated introduction are absolutely beautiful. When unripe they have a green background over laid with mauve, the shoulders and streaks are the darkest of purples. The purple streaks are replaced with fine dark green lines as the fruit ripens to a strawberry red. The taste is very good; sweet and complex. The flesh is firm, almost crunchy. No worry about splitting. Will travel very well for farmer’s markets and probably has really good storage life for restaurants. I can see this new introduction become very popular in the years to come.
- Seed Count: 25-30
- Collection Date: August 2022
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Tomato type: regular leaf; indeterminate
- Germination test type: actual
How to germinate Black Strawberry tomato seeds:
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist; plastic cover improves success. Opt. germination temp: 18-25 C. Days to germ: 5-10. All tomatoes drop their blooms when temperatures reach 85 F or greater, so make sure your tomatoes don’t get over heated. Blossom end rot is a nutritional disorder where a lack of calcium causes the fruit to rot from the blossom end so be sure you use something like rock phosphate (22% calcium) when amending your tomato beds/growing medium. Use mulch to retain moisture or prevent water from splashing up on your plants as tomatoes hate having their foliage wet…NEVER WATER FROM ABOVE…its like someone splashing a cold bucket of water on you!