Tomato – Tsungshigo Chinese

Tsungshigo Chinese

A brown plum shaped tomato on Indeterminate Plants


A mid/late cropping brown plum shaped tomato very similar to Black Plum. The seeds were part of the 2019 swap but we didn’t get around to growing them for the first time until 2023. Fortunately the seeds seem to have kept and there was no issue germinating them.

The web seems to rave about their taste and suggests that they are good in salads. Our experience (in the one year) is slightly different. The fruits don’t seem to ripen evenly and are not a “clear” colour, being a mix of green and brown. However, they seem to cook well and are good in sauces (as are most brown tomatoes).

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Fruit Type: Plum
  • Fruit Shape:
  • Fruit Size: Standard
  • Fruit Colour: Black/Brown
  • Flesh Colour: Black/Brown
  • Plant Type: Indeterminate
  • Leaf Type: Regular
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Ripe Days: Mid/Late
  • Taste: Plain – Cooker
  • Our Source: 2019 SS
  • Origin: China
  • Alternatives: Black Plum
  • Fruit per Truss: 6-10
  • Truss Spacing: 15 inches

None of our selected seed sellers seem to sell this cultivar (mainly available in the USA)

(Updated 31/08/23)