Black beauty tomato, the darkest of all tomatoes!
Black beauty tomato is said to be the darkest of all tomatoes. This tomato variety is very high in anthocyanins and was bred by Brad Gates of Wild Boar farm. He cross-bred Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye and Indigo Apple. The Black beauty tomato may not be as productive as the other varieties but it is very much worth the wait for the unusual taste and flavour. The Black Beauty tomato stores well after harvest.
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80-120 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well drained and rich
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 mm inch deep at soil temperature of 21C. Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle when about 20 cm tall. Plant out 60 cm apart in warm and sunny spot. It is advised to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse or polytunnel.