One of the great things about Community Gardening is the ability to share seeds, increase the diversity of what is grown locally. Recently, one of our Community Garden friends brought me back two varieties of Tomatoes grown in Selestat, France,
One variety was a cherry Tomato that has been saved for three generations, of unknown variety. I'll take pictures this summer and update this story,
The second was a variety called Black From Tula. A picture was stolen from the Web and here it is below.
Here's a picture of it sliced at FULL RIPENESS!
Can't you taste this Tomato?
If you are interested in getting a couple seeds to increase our Windsor, Ontario, Canada seed bank please feel free to contact us!
When I look at this Tomato I think of Black Krim or a Cherokee Purple. Black Tomatoes are fascinatingly beautiful and juicy!
Here are it's Properties
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Medium (under one pound)
Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)