Black Plum Tomato
From Russian seedswoman Marina Danilenko. Oval 2" fruits are deep mahogany with garnet red flesh. Preferred by some for a richly colored spaghetti sauce.
- 80 days from transplant
- ±11,000 seeds/oz
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- Oval fruits grow to 2 inches
- Fruits are brown-red with bright red flesh
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Store your tomatoes at room temperature. The flavor and texture of tomatoes suffer when the fruit is chilled.
Heirloom tomatoes are bred for their flavor and simple preparation best allows that intense flavor to shine through. Tomatoes can be sliced and drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper or layer slices with basil and mozzarella for a Caprese salad.
Roasted tomatoes have a richer, concentrated flavor.
There are hundreds of salsa recipes to try and most are dramatically improved with the use of heirloom tomatoes. Tomatoes are also the main ingredient in Gazpacho, a cold soup that is perfect for summer.
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
- Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
- Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Ratings & Reviews
Taste as good as they look.
by Ellen zone 3 Northern MN
These are tasty, pretty little tomatoes. Not as prolific as many cherry varieties, but much better eating. Don't snack on them while sitting at your desk, because you will spray seeds everywhere. They went well when added to sauce, but were hard to peel. Love them for fresh eating, sliced and roasted on an English muffin with swiss cheese, and in an omelette.