Black Prince Tomato
Regular price $2.95
- Open pollinated. 70 days from transplant. Heirloom.
- Indeterminate. A local treasure from Irkutsk Siberia.
- Like the ruby of the Black Prince this tomato is a deep garnet color.
- The interior of the tomatoes glisten dark red to brown with shadings of chestnut. The unusually colored fruits are medium sized smooth and round.
- Black Prince is tender juicy and full of flavor.
- Indeterminate vines are restrained in growth and productive.
- Harvest when shoulders are dark and still showing a trace of green.
- We first introduced Black Prince to American gardeners.
Planting Directions: Plant seed indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting in spring. Sow seed 1/2” deep in sterile starting soil, maintaining a soil temperature of 65? to 95?. Germinates in 6-10 days if soil is kept at 85°. When seedlings are 10 days old replant (if using seedling trays) into 2” or 4” pots. Transplant outdoors when soil temperatures are at least 70? in well drained soil enriched with organic matter or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plants 2’ to 3’ apart. Avoid high levels of nitrogen in the soil as this promotes vegetative growth and reduces yields. Water regularly during growing season and reduce or withhold water when tomatoes begin to ripen.