James H. Schutte
(Black Cherry Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Tomato)
A disease-resistant selection, 'Black Cherry' is the only cherry tomato that develops deep purplish-red fruits. It's a vining or indeterminate tomato that yields fruits early in the season, about 68 to 75 days after planting seedlings. Start seeds indoors six weeks prior to the frost date and transplant seedlings outdoors after the threat of frost has passed. The cute, 1-inch (2.5 cm), unusually colored fruits have a rich, sweet taste with full tomato flavor.
The garden tomato is a short-lived...
(Beefsteak Tomato, Black From Tula Tomato, Tomato)
No black tomato is truly black but the flavorful slicing tomato ‘Black from Tula' has lovely dark red fruits with blackish red seed cavities. The tart and sweet tomatoes are produced on the vigorous indeterminant vines and are ideal for eating fresh. This is an Ukrainian heirloom that produces around 75 days after germination.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy and have a strong fragrance. Some...
Mark A. Miller
(Black Krim Tomato, Tomato)
The large to medium-sized maroon fruits of 'Black Krim' have deep rich flavor with salty undertones. Fruits take on bronze tints in hot weather. This heirloom slicer from Crimea is indeterminate, or vining, and produces fruits around 80 days after planting healthy seedlings outdoors.
Tomatoes are short-lived tender perennials that are usually grown as annuals. Their medium green, hairy, compound leaves have a strong fragrance and are not to be eaten. Mature vines produce distinctive yellow flowers,...
(Black Plum Tomato, Tomato)
A heirloom variety from Russia, 'Black Plum' produces loads of irregular oval-shaped fruits just like those of 'Roma'. Fruit skin color is reddish-brown to burgundy when ripe. Begin to harvest fruit about 80 days after planting. Sow seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last spring frost date. This vining, or indeterminate tomato plant remains productive until plants are killed by frost. Its tomatoes have dense, sweet flesh perfect sauces or pastes. They also taste great eaten fresh.
(Black Sea-man Heirloom Tomato, Potato-leaved Tomato, Tomato)
A heirloom variety from Russia, 'Black Sea-man' produces rich and tangy, medium-size, plum-shaped fruits that are brownish-black with a pink blush. They are first ready to harvest around 75 days after planting outdoors. Sow seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last spring frost date. It is a bushy or determinant plant that remains productive until late summer to early fall. It is a tomato for fresh eating offering pretty, unusual slices with ash-gray, bright green, and rosy pink hues.
(Blondkopfchen Tomato, Tomato)
One of the best tasting cherry tomatoes, 'Blondkopfchen' produces lots of small, yellow, crack-resistant fruits on large, vigorous, indeterminate vines. It's a disease-resistant heirloom collected and maintained in the Gatersleben Seed Bank in eastern Germany. The name translates to "little blonde girl." Fruits are harvestable anywhere from 90 to 115 days after seeds germinate. Fruit clusters contain between 20 and 30 grape-like tomatoes. The mid-season tomatoes taste sweet but leave a tart, citrusy...
(Grape Tomato, Tomato)
The grape tomato ‘Bonnie Grape’ is a vigorous, indeterminate type with AFSt pest and disease resistance. Its small, sweet, bright red fruits are shaped like grapes. They are produced in large clusters early in the season, around 62 days from seed. The fast-growing plants are a great choice for gardening with children because kids love to eat the fruit straight from the vine.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium...
(Bonnie Original Tomato, Tomato)
The slicing tomato ‘Bonnie Original’ is an indeterminate type with VFN pest and disease resistance. Its moderately sized, red round fruits have exceptional flavor and are produced in abundance. They are ideal for slicing into sandwiches and salads. Under ideal growing conditions, the fruits are ready for harvest around 75 days after germination. This hybrid was developed in 1967 for Bonnie Plants.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its...
(Bonnie Select Tomato, Tomato)
The slicing tomato ‘Bonnie Select’ is a determinate type with VFFATN pest and disease resistance. Its moderately sized, red round fruits have exceptional flavor and are produced in abundance. They are great for slicing and eating fresh. Under ideal growing conditions, the fruits are ready for harvest around 75 days after germination.
The garden tomato is a short-lived tender perennial vine that is grown as an annual crop. Its compound leaves are medium green, hairy and have a strong fragrance....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Bradley Tomato, Tomato)
Developed in 1961 at the University of Arkansas, ‘Bradley’ offers dependable yields of smooth, medium to large, deep pink fruits with a sweet flavor and light, well-balanced acidity. They are borne in generous clusters on semi-determinate plants, and ripen approximately 76 days from sowing. This popular market variety is well suited to canning, freezing, and fresh eating, and is also resistant to fusarium wilt.
Plant tomatoes in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acid garden loam...