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Tomato 'Japanese Trifele Black' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Absolutely sublime, having all the richness of fine chocolate.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Also known as Black Russian Truffle. Its original name from Russia is Yaponskiy Trufel Chernyi, and it translates to English as Japanese Trifele Black. Talk about a confusing name! Attractive tomatoes are the shape and size of a Bartlett pear with a beautiful mahogany color and green shoulders; the fruit are perfect and smooth with no cracks. The flavor is absolutely sublime, having all the richness of fine chocolate. These 4-6 oz. tomatoes are highly prized and command big prices. The plants produce loads of fruit all summer long. Excellent for fresh eating, salads, and makes a rich complex tomato sauce.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth Habit Indeterminate
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP) Yes
Usage Canning, Drying, Fresh, salad, Fresh, slicing
Fruit Color Black, Brown, Green
Fruit Size Medium (under one pound)
Seeds Per Pack 25