Japanese Trifele Black Tomato

Solanum lycopersicum | SKU: 1460A
7 Reviews
$3.25 to $34.00
  • Organic
  • Deep red fruits grow to 4-5 ounces
  • Productive and rarely cracks
  • Potato leaf plants
  • Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
  • 70-80 days from transplant

$3.25 to $34.00

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Item Details

One of the best Russian black tomatoes. High yields of blemish-free fruits that rarely crack. Rich full flavor, great for canning. The size of a Bartlett pear, weighing 4-5 ounces. Potato leaf foliage. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant. ±13,600 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow Japanese Trifele Black 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.

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I'm surprised no one has reviewed this tomato. This is my favorite. Highly productive and thrives on neglect. Produces the most umami flavor of any heirloom tomato I have tried.

Productive and different


I have been growing these for years, along with nyagous, as my dark tomatoes. These produce a lot of tasty tomatoes with a less acedic, more complex flavor than many red tomatoes. Give tham a try.

One of the greats


Such a beautiful shape! Equally gorgeous russet hue with green shoulders. Great keeper, highly prolific, early and delicious.

Prolific, hardy, and tasty.


These are my favorite large black tomato. Much less cracking than with Cherokee Purple and more flavor than Black Krim. Very prolific plants. I grew them in a hoop house, and they did well with the heat, but are also still alive after the temp in the hoop house dropped to 30 for over two hours last week.

Great flavor


These have a very rich, buttery flavor. They are a bit watery for making sauces, but with extra time to cook them down, you have the best sauce ever. Also good enough to eat like an apple raw. I try to pass this one to all my gardener friends.

Great black tomato


IA 5A. This is a great black tomato. Good flavor, plant stays a manageable size, and very prolific. I had no cracking problems with this tomato unlike issues I have had with other blacks like Black Krim. Plus it is a cool shape. I think they look like a soup dumpling.

Will always grow these!


Delicious, prolific, low maintenance, and manageable sized plant. These guys are almost always one of my top producers, and the flavor is amazing. Definitely one of my top for taste. Add in that the plants remain in the 5-6 foot realm and aren’t crazy sprawling, and these guys have long since earned a permanent place in my garden.

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