|Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme
(ly-koh-PER-see-con ESS-kew-len-tum variety see-ras-ih-FORM-mee)
Common name: ‘Black Prince’
|Description: An open-pollinated, indeterminate vine. Cherry-sized, round, 5 oz (140 g) fruits are deep chocolate-brown to blackish in colour. Flavour is rich and sweet.
Special Notes: A rare heirloom variety from Irkutsk, Siberia. Possibly a cousin to ‘Black Krim’. Excellent variety to grow in cooler climates. An early producer with yields of 25 – 40 lb (11 – 18 kg) per plant over a 3 – 4 month harvest season. Harvest the fruits when the upper half of the tomato has turned dark in colour but still shows some green. Good in salads.
Posted on April 13, 2015