Black Sea Man Tomato

SKU: 0019A-P25

Item Details

Russian variety from Russian seedswoman Marina Danilenko. Small plants produce medium-sized brownish-pink fruits with olive green shading. Well marbled flesh is attractive when blanched and peeled. Rich flavor. Potato leaf foliage.

  • Organic
  • Determinate - Fruit ripens over a 2 week period
  • Medium-sized brown-pink fruits have olive shading
  • Attractive marbled flesh
  • Rich flavor
  • Potato-leaf foliage

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Sauce
  • Paste
  • Roasting
  • Canning
  • Drying
  • Freezing

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.

Growing Instructions

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

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Black Sea Man Tomato


So far this tomato variety is growing bigger and quicker than all my other varieties here in Los Angeles. First time I’ve planted it. Looks very healthy. Flower clusters especially. Excited to see the fruit



This variety is over 5’ tall with tons of fruit set in about 4 per cluster. Good resistance so far to North FL weather. I’m beyond excited to taste these and will grow the, again.

Best tomato we've ever grown


We have grown a lot of tomato varieties over the years and the Black Sea Man is our favorite because of its flavor. It's a great slicing tomato with it's firmer center and less jelly than others.

Will repurchase


These have amazing flavor. They grow well and are amazing on a grilled cheese sandwich.



Best tasting slicer I've grown (for reference: love green zebra, lemon boy, don't care for Hungarian hearts). Really complex, rich flavor, but mild. Beautiful tomatoes, grew well here in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. I've never grown determinate tomatoes, but I've harvested a couple of times? Will definitely add these to my regular collection.

Not durable in eastern North Carolina


We live in eastern North Carolina, where summers are hot and humid. We have about 30 tomato plants of various varieties, cherry type and regular, determinate and indeterminate. All are doing well so far except for the Black Seaman. After growing well, some of the plants are suddenly collapsing - looking as if they were water-starved. Adjacent plants are doing well, and the Black Seaman plants do not recover with additional water. On some of the Black Seamans, the plant collapses one branch at a time. On others of this variety, the entire plant collapses.
This may be something I am doing, but it is the only variety demonstrating this problem.