Japanese Black Trifele Tomato Seeds - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)

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Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
65-80 days
Days to Germination:
5-7 days @ 75-95F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Plant Spacing:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Japanese Black Trifele Tomato - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
  • Japanese Black Trifele Tomato - (Lycopersicon lycopersicum)
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Japanese Black Trifele Tomato -  A Russian Heirloom

One of the very darkest, black tomato varieties available with mahogany and black skin with green shoulders. Heavy production all season, providing basket after basket of perfect, shiny, pear shaped tomatoes that are beautiful and succulent, raw or cooked.  

An absolutely wonderful flavor with an extraordinary richness. 

Believed to have come from Estonia, despite its name.


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!

Growing Tip

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. 

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  • 5
    Japanese black trifele the best

    Posted by myrthal, ID on Jul 17th 2017

    I have grown these tomatoes for a few years and they are great tasting and look great sliced on a plate.

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