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Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme       
(so-LA-num  ly-koh-PER-see-kum) 
Family: Solanaceae

Common name: ‘Black Cherry’
Zone: 9 – 11
Height: indeterminate vine
Aspect: sun; partial shade 
Soil: humus-rich; moist
Water: regular 
Days to maturity: 65 – 70 from transplanting

Description: An open-pollinated, cherry-type tomato. Dark-purple coloured fruits are about one inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and weigh in at 1 – 1.5 oz (28 – 42.5 gr). Wonderful rich and tangy flavour. Great for snacking; adds variable colour to salads. Regular leaf foliage. Indeterminate vines.


Special Notes: Bred in Florida by Vince Sapp of Tomato Growers Supply and introduced in 2003. Good production throughout the growing season.


Posted on April 7, 2015