Tomato Tim’s Black Ruffles

Large purple/black beefsteak open pollinated tomato on indeterminate plants.


Tim’s Black Ruffles is a large purple/black beefsteak tomato, a cross between Black Krim and Zapotek Pink Pleated. The large indeterminate, regular leafed plants are moderate producers of the 8-10oz fruit which are full of the sweet, well-balanced flavours you would expect of a black tomato.

Excellent for sauce and salad.

We grew this a few times but it didn’t produce very much fruit and the heavy pleated nature of the fruit made it difficult to skin. We preferred Black Brandywine.

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Beefsteak
  • Fruit Shape: Flat/Pleated
  • Fruit Size: 8-10 oz
  • Fruit Colour: Purple/Black
  • Flesh Colour: Purple/Black
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Time to Ripe: Mid (75-85 Days)
  • Taste: Sweet/Rich
  • Fruit per Truss: 4-8
  • Truss Spacing: 15-18 Inches inches
  • Alternatives: Black Brandywine
  • Our Source: Tomatofest

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Updated: 16/01/2024

Updated: 06/01/2022