Tomato Black Vernissage

A stripy black standard sized open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


From the 2018 Seed Swap

According to the web, its a stripey black Russian cultivar, similar to Black Zebra. However, we’ll have to see which we prefer.

2019 Update

It is stripey and Black. However, much smaller than Black Zebra and more like Black & Brown Boar. It has a sweet flavour and being dark, it will add colour to sauces. However, its quite thin skinned, which means its prone to split, and doesn’t have a lot of flesh. Ok for salads but not so good for cooking.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Small Standard
  • Fruit Shape: Round
  • Fruit Size: Medium
  • Fruit Colour: Black/Red Stripe
  • Flesh Colour: Dark
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Ripe Days: Mid (70-80 days)
  • Taste: Average/Rich
  • Our Source: 2018 Seed Swap
  • Origin:
  • Alternatives: Black & Brown Boar
  • Fruit per Truss: 2-6
  • Truss Spacing: 12-18 inches

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      Updated: 08/01/2024

      Updated: 08/01/2021