Tomato, Black from Tula

Solanum lycopersicum
$2.99 to $140.80
SKU: 0251
  • Brownish-red, flattened globe shape
  • Fruits grow to 14 ounces
  • Deep, rich flavor
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 75-85 days from transplant

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Tomato, Black from Tula Description

Russian variety imported by SSE from seedswoman Marina Danilenko. First listed in the 1996 SSE Yearbook. Described by one SSE member as “the ugliest, most delicious tomato I’ve ever grown.” Good yields of brownish-red slightly flattened globes weighing up to 14 ounces. Rich full flavor, great for slicing and canning. Indeterminate, 75-85 days from transplant.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.