Black from Tula Tomato
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- Brownish-red, flattened globe shape
- Fruits grow to 14 ounces
- Deep, rich flavor
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 75-85 days from transplant
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 Black from Tula Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
In my top 5 favorites.
Excellent taste! Great balance of sweet, acidic, with slight saltiness. Good slicer for sandwiches and really nice for wedges along side of tuna or chicken salad. Super reliable producer throughout midsummer to first frost. Make sure it's well-supported because it grows and grows!
Worth growing again!
I have grown many heirloom tomato varieties in the past and, while I have loved their flavor, I was usually pretty disappointed by their skimpy yields. This year I grew Black from Tula for the first time and it produced impressive numbers of delicious deep purple/red tomatoes (around 15 large and medium-sized tomatoes from one plant). Had the season lasted longer, it would have produced more, as it still had blossoms and small tomatoes when frost came. It does tend to crack a bit around the stem end, but I didn't find this to be a major problem. I gave it some organic starter fertilizer when I planted it outside and some organic tomato fertilizer once again later in the season. It remained healthy for the entire season here in St. Paul, MN. I will grow Black from Tula again in 2021!