Black Cherry Tomato - Easy To Grow
Early, huge clusters of 1" round, deep purple cherry tomatoes with a blackish hue are irresistibly delicious with a sweet, complex, rich and sometimes salty - smoky flavor, characteristic of the black tomatoes. Very worthy of a place in the garden and kitchen.
Beautiful to mix with other cherry tomatoes.
Tomatoes were grown as a crop in Mexico and Peru in pre-Columbian times, but the early history of domestication is not well known (most likely in Mexico). In Europe, tomatoes were grown as ornamentals (thought to be poisonous) and became popular as a food only in the 18th century.
Raw or cooked the tomato is one of the most widely used and versatile foods from your garden. Use fresh in salads, sandwiches, and salsas. Cooked in sauces and stews. Can be stuffed, dried, puree, paste or powdered. The uses are endless!
Tomatoes suffer more transplant shock than other vegetables, but you can minimize this by hardening them off for a week or two first. This means setting them outdoors in their pots in a protected place so that they get some warm sun, a little gentle wind, and even some cool (not freezing) nights. This will help them adjust to some of the stresses of real life before having their roots transplanted into the ground.
Best tasting cherry tomato I've had. Very sweet with just the right amount of acid. Prolific bearer. Grew larger than I expected, 8x8 sprawling on the ground. Did very well in extreme AZ heat and grew picture perfect.