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Japanese Trifele Black Tomato

SKU: 1460
$3.95 to $11.81

Item Details

One of the best Russian black tomatoes. High yields of blemish-free fruits that rarely crack. Rich full flavor, great for canning. The size of a Bartlett pear, weighing 4-5 ounces. Potato leaf foliage.

  • 70-80 days from transplant
  • ±13,600 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • Deep red fruits grow to 4-5 ounces
  • Productive and rarely cracks
  • Potato leaf plants

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Sauce
  • Roasting
  • Canning
  • 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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prolific, disease resistant, show-stopper beauty.


a very disease resistant tomato plant, that was prolific. The outside skin is dark red, but the inside is almost purple dark or very dark red at many places. It makes a great all purpose tomato; canning diced/sauce/salsa, salad, sandwich, and beauty.
It has a nice sweet flavor, minimal acidity if present. It’s a keeper.

Didn't work for me


The plants have stayed quite short even late into the season, and all the fruit has split or started to rot very early. My other tomatoes from Seed Savers Exchange have done well, but for some reason this one did poorly for me.