Plum shaped black tomato on regular leafed indeterminate plants
Our Black Plum is something of a problem. We thought we had bought Brown Berry tomatoes from Premier Seeds. However, when we grew them out, they were very different from the Brown Berry fruit that we had grown from seeds bought from Moles Seeds. When we asked Premier Seeds to comment, their response was “nobody else has complained”. We searched through the web to see if we could identify them. The nearest we could find was, Black Plum but there are a number of similar looking varieties around.
Whether the supplier had an accidental cross or has mis-labelled the seeds we don’t know.
Anyway, we’ve grown it a three times now (2013, 2014 and 2016) and its quite a heavy cropper but the fruit is thick fleshed and quite dry (there is a significant gap between the seeds and the fruit wall). The flavour varies as well, some are quite rich and tasty whilst others are much drier. I don’t know why this is the case.
That said, they’re good for cooking and create a nice dark/rich sauce.
- Fruit Type: Standard
- Fruit Shape: Plum
- Fruit Size: Medium (2-3 oz)
- Fruit Colour: Black/Brown
- Flesh Colour: Dark
- Plant Type: Indeterminate
- Leaf Type: Regular
- Seed Type: Open Pollinated
- Ripe Days: Mid (75-85 days)
- Taste: Good for cooking, less so eating raw
- Our Source: Premier Seeds
- Alternatives: Egyptian
- Fruit per Truss: 10-12
- Truss Spacing: 12-15 inches
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